The ᴄᴀʟʟᴏᴜsɴᴇss of some people is just astonishing. Being in the rescue business means having to face some pretty heartbreaking moments. And no matter how many times animal rescues have to deal with sad cases, it doesn’t get any easier knowing that there are some pretty cold-hearted people in this world.
A sᴛᴀʀᴠɪɴɢ dog who was doing everything in her power to keep her puppies alive spent winter finally being cared for. The two-year-old dog, now named Celeste, was found ᴀʙᴀɴᴅᴏɴᴇᴅ and ᴇᴍᴀᴄɪᴀᴛᴇᴅ just in the evening of New year and brought to the BC SPCA in Nanaimo, British Columbia.
Apparently, the little canine family had just been ᴅɪsᴄᴀʀᴅᴇᴅ along the side of the road like garbage only days earlier. Some people passing by had stopped to try and help the dog, but she ended up snarling at them and refused the food they were trying to give her.
Very quickly, the dog was taken to the local rescue team. “She was living outdoors and sᴛᴀʀᴠɪɴɢ, but she was obviously doing everything she could to try to feed her puppies and keep them safe,” Nanaimo BC SPCA Manager Bonnie Pequin said. “It was heartbreaking. It just gives me chills, it was so sad,” she added.
Thankfully, Celeste and her puppies found a foster home with Elaine Nelson-Hosak and her family. “I lay on the floor and she comes over and puts her head on me and just looks at me with the most loving and kind eyes,” her foster mom said. She adds that, despite everything she has gone through with a lack of access to food, Celeste sits patiently, waiting as her meals are prepared. “She is such a good girl!”
Celeste will be in foster care for at least another month, the BC SPCA said, until she reaches a normal body weight. Her puppies will likely be available to adopt in the new year.
“We are so thankful that Celeste and her puppies are warm and safe and getting the care that they need this New Year,” Pequin said. “No animal should be left out in the cold without food or shelter, especially at this time of year.”