Puppies have taken over the Humane Society of Ventura County! We are very excited to officially introduce Juliet and her brood of adorable fur babies! Three-year-old Juliet was transferred to the HSVC through our rescue partners at Kern County Animal Services in mid-March. Very sweet but very pregnant, the German Shepherd mama-to-be was placed into foster care to ensure she had a quiet and comfortable space to have her puppies.
Mama Juliet gave birth to a large litter of puppies in the early hours of Easter Sunday. However, due to complications with labor, she was taken to Horizon Veterinary Specialists for emergency assistance to deliver her last puppy at around 4 am. We are happy to report that Juliet and her puppies are now healthy and doing great! Please note the puppies are NOT AVAILABLE for adoption at this time as they are still nursing.
Thank you to the staff at Horizon Veterinary Specialists and Matilija Veterinary Hospital for their veterinary assistance during Juliet’s pregnancy and labor. Shout out to HSVC staff Dr. Christina Sisk, Angela Hanline, and Christina Malleck for providing essential care to Juliet and her babies during their time at the shelter. Lastly, a heartfelt thank you to Juliet’s foster family for taking her in and giving her and her litter the love, support, and care they need. It truly takes a village to care for animals in need, and we are grateful to have such a helpful community!
Now we need your help! A litter this size requires a lot of supplies to be properly cared for. We are putting on a “Puppy Shower” for new mom Juliet. To participate in the fun, visit our Amazon Wishlist to purchase treats, toys, and more to help us welcome Juliet and her babies to our shelter. Stay tuned for updates about Juliet and her puppies as they continue to grow!
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