Help Us Name 9 Puppies Rescued by Our Humane Law Enforcement
We need your help in naming nine adorable Rhodesian Ridgeback/Hound-mix puppies and their mom who were rescued by our Humane Officers. The five girls and four boys are now two weeks old and are in need of adorable names! Characters from your favorite movie? The nine planets? The possibilities are endless!
You have until Sunday, April 18, 2021, to submit suggestions at sdhumane.org/puppies. Our staff will choose the winning names and announce them on our social channels on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Winners will also receive a San Diego Humane Society “swag bag” with branded items.
The puppies and mom were rescued March 25, 2021, when our Humane Law Enforcement responded to a report of a stray dog who just delivered a litter of puppies in the 5200 block of La Paz Drive, 92114. When Humane Officers arrived, they found a mother dog who took shelter under a van during the rain where she gave birth to 10 puppies. Our Humane Officers carefully pulled them out, one by one. Sadly, one puppy was not alive, but the other nine appeared healthy.
The mother dog and her puppies were taken to San Diego Humane Society’s Pilar & Chuck Bahde Center for Shelter Medicine where veterinarians performed detailed exams. For the next week, they were all closely monitored by the medical team and animal care staff to ensure they were healthy, growing and thriving. Mom and all nine puppies were then transferred to a foster family, so they could be together and comfortable in a home while the puppies grow. Mom did not have a microchip and no owner has come forward. Once the puppies are at least 8 weeks old, they will be spayed or neutered, microchipped and fully vaccinated before being placed for adoption. Anyone interested in adopting can visit sdhumane.org/adopt to view animals who are ready for new families. During the COVID-19 pandemic, adoptions are by appointment only.
Published: April 8, 2021