When Tulsa Police Detective Marnie Waller and her husband spotted a dog in the local dump, she knew they had to do step in and make a small difference in the life of this poor pup. However, it wasn’t long before they realised that the dog was actually pregnant with puppies. At which point they stepped in with professional care.
Initially, the pair would go over the feed the dog, and slowly try to befriend her. “On the weekends we would go over and continue to feed and friend her and we realized she was living in a trash dump,” she said.
What they didn’t realise at the time was that the pup was already pregnant, with a litter of eight. As soon as this became apparent, the duo teamed up with the pros to help keep the family safe. With the combined efforts of the pair, alongside Sapulpa Police and the Sapulpa Animal rescue, the team dug through the trash to retrieve all 8 of the puppies.
Once they were sure they had the full litter, they quickly made their way to Tulsa Humane Society, where the dogs are now all safe and sound.
“Unfortunately, it does happen quite often we do get called for a lot of police seizures, we do help out in neglect cases or puppy mills that are getting shut down and things like that,” said Jessica Derr with the Tulsa Humane Society.
Speaking on behalf of the the Tulsa Humane Society, Jessica Derr says the dogs are doing much better now and getting ready for foster care.
“We’ll ultimately get them all medically taken care of as well as physically taken care of and emotionally and get them adopted out,” Derr said.
Sadly, abandoned or unwanted puppies are not at all uncommon, and it’s lucky the couple were there to help and aware of their mom. It’s always heartbreaking to see young dogs who are struggling, especially if they’re as a result of puppy farming. Of course, we always recommend adopting, whenever possible.
“It just worked out great that they are going to get their best forever homes now, I hope,” she said.
While these puppies are finding their forever-homes, the Tulsa Humane Society can still use your help. The centre is collecting donations, like dog food and old towels or blankets.