Friday, February 19, 2010
Dachshund Cher Nurses Abandoned Pups - ABC News
Meet 'Cher' and her 4 new puppies. The day-old pups were found in a trash can in Georgetown County, South Carolina, and after Cher's human, Charlotte Troy, heard about it, she offered up Cher's services, having just had a litter of pups herself about 8 weeks earlier. According to Carolina Live:
They were alive, but they didn't have a birth mother. Troy had an idea. She would see if her Dachshund, Cher, would accept them as her own.
"You don't know if they're going to accept them or not," Troy said, but when Cher met the pups, "She took care of them. She stimulated them. Cleaned their umbilical cords. Nursed them. And now she's the mother of these puppies."
Troy thinks the puppies are a shepherd/lab mix, and they'll outgrow Cher soon, but for now, they're nursing and doing well.
Troy is looking for someone to adopt the puppies when they're of age, and she's also accepting donations for veterinary costs.