Lee knew she had to act quickly and think on her feet to save the five little lives. “I assessed their hydration levels, and put them on heat packs while administering fluids subcutaneously,” Lee said. “We relied on maple syrup to boost glucose levels and slowly began administering recovery wet dog food every two hours via feeding syringes.”
The fact that Lee would spend her Christmas reviving a litter of puppies didn’t bother her family, who have come to expect the unexpected. For Lee and her co-workers at the volunteer-run rescue, as long as there is an animal in need, work doesn’t stop during the holiday season.
“Our families have come to expect some special animal guests joining us for Christmas dinner, whether it is a litter of kittens, puppies or even a 'bottle baby' lamb,” Lee explained. “We find that this time of year many people are traveling to be with family and therefore more animals in distress are noticed and reported. Our phones are definitely never off during the Christmas season.”