On the evening of December 22nd, pregnant Mam Nata was abandoned in front of IAPA. She is now in the final stages of her pregnancy and due any day.
She was so frail and afraid that it took some time for the staff at Instituto Amour em Patas (IAPA) to get her to relax. The fear of her coming puppies caused her owner to abandon her.
She was quite protective of her mother at first, using all of her energy to keep the shelter volunteers at bay. However, after some time had passed, she lowered her guard and warmed up to them.
Natajuli and her 14 newborns were transported to the vet for an examination, ultrasound, and bloodwork; the mother’s face appears flushed. Her litter of 14 healthy pups is quite hefty.
I was on the verge of tears when I saw her happy; her children are beautiful, and I want to smother them with hugs and kisses.
I completely forgot to give them names, but there are 14 of the cutest little ones here. Everyone enjoys coming up with names for them, so feel free to contribute your favorite in the comments.