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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – A pregnant bulldog was abandoned in a baby pool beside a dumpster behind an elementary school Wednesday, according to Richmond Animal Care and Control (RACC).
The pregnant dog was found at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 29 behind Norrell Elementary School in Richmond, the RACC says.
According to RACC, bulldogs’ anatomy requires them to have C-sections since they cannot typically reproduce on their own.
“Whoever owned this dog knew she was pregnant, hence the baby pool, and abandoned her when she needed help the most,” the organization posted on Facebook.
The dog was transported to Virginia Veterinary Centers and was confirmed to have multiple dead puppies inside of her, according to officials.
As of Thursday, Dec. 30, RACC says the dog had been put through surgery to remove the puppies and she is now spayed.
She has pneumonia and RACC is hoping for her survival.