Urgent need for foster homes to help puppies and their mothers avoid euthanasia

San Antonio Animals Alive! shared information about the dogs, who desperately need a warm place to stay outside the shelter.

SAN ANTONIO — Several litters of puppies and their mothers are at risk of being euthanized if they don’t find foster homes by Monday, San Antonio Pets Alive! noted.

Kennels are a noisy and dangerous environment for young puppies, all of whom are at risk of being exposed to contagious diseases. Hospitality is free and San Antonio Pets Alive will provide food, crates and other supplies. If you can give these pups a warm place to stay, please email [email protected] by noon Monday.

“Chocolate is the mom of 11 puppies,” the organization said in an email. “They are still very young.”

“Hazel is the mom of 8 puppies,” they said. “They are about 5 weeks old. She is very sweet and active. She kept jumping on staff for pets and attention!”

“Sunkist and her 8 puppies are looking for a quiet home! The kennel is very stressful for her and her babies,” they said. “She gently takes the treats from your hand. She’s a bit protective of her puppies and likes to bark when you talk to her!”

“These six puppies are about four weeks old and are eating wet food. They CANNOT have their paws on the floor yet. They will have to go in groups of two or three.”

“Being a foster pet has rewards beyond the core value of helping a pet in need find a new home,” SAPA! says on their homepage. “For some, it’s a chance to have an animal companion with no lifelong commitment, or to try out new companions for an existing pet. For others, it’s the special challenge of helping an animal to recover from illness or injury, from the trauma of losing a beloved owner or home, or to decompress.”

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