On Christmas Eve 22, a pregnant cat named Mam Nata was abandoned in front of IAPA. She was about 8 weeks pregnant and close to giving birth.
The Instituto Amor em Patas (IAPA) discovered a dog who was in a very weak state and couldn’t even stand. She was also understandably frightened, and it took some time for the IAPA team to soothe her. Sadly, her owner had abandoned her because she was afraid about her imminent litter of puppies. At first, when the shelter volunteers approached her, she was extremely defensive and used all her energy to keep them away as she was fiercely protective of her unborn offspring. However, with time, she started to let her guard down and became more friendly towards the volunteers.
“Check out the size of her belly – there could be around 13 or 14 little ones in there. We’re going to try and arrange her test for tomorrow as she’s not looking too strong,” said a helpful volunteer.
Get ready for a lengthy evening as Natajuli and ourselves await her ultrasound scan to confirm all is well. Thankfully, Natajuli can head back to the shelter with the necessary support for the birth of her children. And we’re happy to report that the first addition to the family is a healthy baby boy with a promising future ahead.
Could you try and tally up the number of cute little puppies in front of you? Well, I can save you the trouble and confirm that there are indeed 14 of them! Natajuli, the proud mother, recently gave birth to this big brood. They all took a trip to the vet for a quick examination, including an ultrasound and blood tests. Natajuli appears to be a bit flustered, but her little ones are thriving and seem to have put on some weight. One can’t help but feel overwhelmed with joy upon seeing the adorable pups and their smiling mother – a sight that could almost bring one to tears. I know I couldn’t resist giving them all a kiss!
“Oops, I totally forgot to name my 14 adorable little things! Naming them should be a fun challenge. If you have any ideas for names, I’d love to hear them in the comments. Let’s give these cuties some unique and special names!”