Did you know that five to seven million companion animals enter animal shelters every year in the U.S., and three to four million of those are euthanized? The growing companion animal population has created a serious problem for shelters all around the nation that lack the capacity to care for these animals. What we can all do to fix this issue is to get our pets spayed or neutered, and to adopt new pets from shelters, where it’s even possible to find newborn and purebred pets. In addition, local organizations like EmanciPet offer free and low-cost spay/neuter services and wellness clinics to help ensure Austin pets can remain in their homes and off the streets.
A few weeks ago Eli Winkelman saw Sunny in East Austin, alone and looking very thin and very pregnant. She had no collar, and her sweet eyes were irresistible. After taking her to the vet it was discovered that she had no microchip, and was due to deliver her puppies any day. Being the animal lovers that they are, the Winkelman’s took Sunny in so she’d have a quiet, comfortable place to have her five adorable babies.
Since they were born a few weeks ago, Sunny and her puppies having been hanging out at the Winkelman’s waiting to go to their new homes. I’ve seen them, and they are absolutely adorable. Though no one is quite sure what breed mixture they are, we are certain that these puppies have picked up some of Sunny’s sweet demeanor. Three of the puppies still need homes, and they are looking to be the perfect size for both families and single owners. Please contact us today at [email protected] if you are interested in one of Sunny’s puppies.