The poor puppy was all alone, and appeared to be only hours old, as her eyes were closed and her umbilical cord was still attached. The woman and her friend quickly untied the puppy and rushed her to a nearby vet. Luckily, despite her ordeal, she seemed to be doing OK, and the woman decided to contact her friend who had a lot of experience with taking care of puppies to see if she might be able to help.
“She was declared less than 12 hours old,” Deirdre Oakley, the pup’s new mom, told The Dodo. “I picked her up the next day. I have rescued and raised a lot of baby animals, so she knew I could take good care of her. She was very dehydrated and lethargic at first, but got stronger and better each day.”