Not sure where to post this but I had to bring two puppies inside this evening. There was a feral dog who gave birth to 7 pups in the back garden abut 10 weeks ago, and I asked the landlord what to do about her. He was non-committal, and then last week after I got back from a week away, she and the pups had gone. Everyone denied knowing anything, and I thought that sadly maybe animal control had got them, as the van was in the street a few days ago. Then tonight I saw two of the pups in my front garden, looking very bedraggled. They let me go close to them, but didn't want the food I brought out. I was able to get both of them easily into a large cat carrier and transfer them to my downstairs bathroom, where I bathed them (they stank and were filthy), rubbed them and left them cuddled up on an old pillow. Apart from a few squeaks they have not made a noise and did not attack me at all. I have left them there with puppy food (which I went out and got) and water. Now I haven't a clue what to do. I will call the vet tomorrow. My friend who rescues dogs has just taken in a litter of 6! I know I am now responsible for them, and I know it is harsh, but I would rather see them PTS humanely by my vet than gassed by animal control, or, even worse in my view, living the life of a street dog. But I really hope it won't come to that.
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5/10/06 at 10:48am