A member of the public called Bo Ai telling us that they had found a dog tied to a tree.
Our founder Du Yufeng and one of our volunteers arrived at the scene to find a pregnant bitch with her new born puppy.
Du found that the bitch was clearly in difficulty, trying to give birth to more puppies and passing a dark brown discharge so she and our volunteer took the dog and puppy to Dr Xia's vet clinic. While Dr Xia was preparing the area to give the bitch an emergency caesarean section, Du waited outside the clinic to stop the bitch overheating and to give her reassurance.
Unfortunately when the caesarean was performed, all 3 puppies still in the womb had died.
Du did not know how long the dog had been in labour but she is now recovering well from her operation with her remaining puppy.
The dog's owner most likely abandoned her when things took a turn for the worse and the bitch began experiencing difficulties giving birth.
Education for animal owners is still widely needed so that incidents like this one don't keep happening.
As well as 3 innocent puppies losing their lives, if the member of the pubic hadn't rung us, this could have also been the case for the remaining puppy and the mother dog.