Help­ing hands give sick Squirt a great start in life

Wanneroo Times - - Street Watch -

SQUIRT is one of the Staffy And Bully Breed Res­cue group’s suc­cess sto­ries, born in a pound a year ago and hand-reared for 16 weeks un­til she was adopted.

SABBR fos­ter carer co-or­di­na­tor Megan For­rest said the group was called to a pound in Jan­uary 2016, where a pre­gant staffy went into labour. The vol­un­teers helped her give birth to three pup­pies be­fore rush­ing her to a vet for an emer­gency cae­sarean for another three pup­pies.

While most of the pup­pies were healthy, Miss For­rest said Squirt was very sick, weigh­ing just 93g, and she had to feed her ev­ery hour around the clock.

“She was hand-reared by my­self from 48 hours to 16 weeks,” the Quinns Rocks res­i­dent said.

To raise aware­ness dur­ing Na­tional Pet Adop­tion Day, Staffy And Bully Breed Res­cue car­ers and pets will be at PET­s­tock in But­ler on Sun­day be­tween 10am and 2pm.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit PetRes­cue.com.au or www.sabbr.com.au.

Megan For­rest and Squirt. Pic­ture: Bruce Hunt www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d464488

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