Helping hands give sick Squirt a great start in life
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