For most of her life, four-year-old Nana was kept in a chain outside her owner’s home in Salisbury, North Carolina. She and several other dogs were kept as guard dogs and never really experienced being a pet. Their owners barely cared about what they did or give them the attention that they required.

Because of this, even at a young age, Nana got pregnant. By the time she turned four, she already produced three litters. In her first two pregnancies, all but one of her babies died. The only one that survived got pregnant as well when she was only six months old.

Given away

Nana’s third litter produced nine puppies, and this time, all of them somehow survived. Just several days after she gave birth, the dog’s owner put up a post on Facebook. It said that all of the puppies were being given away for free, and they included Nana as well.

The owner’s neighbors have long been worried about the dogs’ living conditions. They saw that they were not being kept clean and were rarely cared for. When they saw the post, they got even more concerned about the puppies. So they got in touch with each other and decided to find help for them.

Better homes

The residents contacted a local rescue organization called Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary who then took all 10 dogs from the neglectful owner. They took care of all of them until they were all old enough to be weaned from their mother.

Another rescue group from New York took the dogs and found each of them a foster home. Nana was a bit apprehensive at first, but then she allowed her babies to move on to their bright future. She also ended up with her own forever family.

It may seem sad that the family didn’t get to stay together, but having their own forever home is the best option for them.

Source: Mr. Bones & Co. and Rescue the Runway via Facebook

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Chloe Roper
As a little girl living in the country side without many neighbors, my dog Sostee became my best friend. We shared an immense bond and I fell in love with these loving, beautiful and wonderful creatures. I knew from a tender age that I wanted to work with animals. I worked at the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana for a few years, and have experience with a variety of dogs and cats. When I’m not working as semi-retired Assistant Administrator in a Home Health Care Agency in Merrillville Indiana, I am a grandma frolicking with my active grandchildren and my sweet dog, Kresi.

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