Mama dog, puppies rescued from rain barrels looking for new home at Saturday adoption event

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(Photo: Courtesy Angels of Assisi)

(Photo: Courtesy Angels of Assisi)

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The Angels of Assisi adoption event will have a few special guests on Saturday, including the mother dog and her puppies who were rescued in January after living in muddy rain barrels without access to food.

Angels of Assisi’s Facebook post from Jan. 16 describes how the dog was chained in the middle of a muddy yard, her five puppies were found huddled up in rain barrels filled with mud, and four more dogs living in the same conditions were rescued the following day.

The seized dogs were transferred to Angels of Assisi — according to the Nottoway County Virginia Animal Shelter — and veterinarians treated them for emaciation and a few cuts on their legs and faces.

Fortunately, Angels of Assisi reported on Facebook on Jan. 16 that the mother dog and her puppies found a caring foster home and that the organization raised $3,235 to help cover medical bills and rehabilitation for the 10 rescued dogs.

After guaranteeing the good health and happiness of mother dog and her puppies, Angels of Assisi decided they were ready for the next step.

“Do you remember the emaciated mama dog that was living in a rain barrel?” Angels of Assisi wrote on Facebook on Friday, Feb. 14. “Well, she had wonderful foster parents that showed her and her pups what love is. Now, her pups are ready to find their forever homes.”

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Towne Square Petco in Roanoke, these survivor dogs will be available for adoption, along with plenty of other cats and dogs searching for a loving family.

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