Because Animals Matter welcomes 19 puppies and counting; adoption applications open

Jade's puppies, Hurricane, Utah, Feb. 2013 | Photo courtesy of Because Animals Matter, St. George News

HURRICANE – Because Animals Matter, the Hurricane-based pet welfare organization and foster network, has welcomed 19 puppies from three litters in just three weeks and is seeking adoption applications to find every new arrival a home.

Sugar nursing both her puppies and some of her sister's, Hurricane, Utah, Feb. 6, 2013 | Photo courtesy of Because Animals Matter
Sugar nursing both her puppies and some of her sister’s, Hurricane, Utah, Feb. 6, 2013 | Photo courtesy of Because Animals Matter

“We’ve cared for multiple puppies before, but this is a big first for the organization,” BAM President September Smith said.

The inaugural litter of six – females Opal and Diamond and males Onyx, Tiger’s Eye, Emerald and Jules –  were born to shepherd mix Jade. They are showing Border Collie traits and nearing the weaning process, though they will remain under the care of BAM until they are at least eight weeks old.

Ginger nursing her puppies, Hurricane, Utah, Feb. 6, 2013 | Photo courtesy of Because Animals Matter
Ginger nursing her puppies, Hurricane, Utah, Feb. 6, 2013 | Photo courtesy of Because Animals Matter

The second and third litters were born to Ginger and Sugar, two Chihuahua/Pug mixes and suspected sisters who were rescued from a kill shelter in California. Ginger gave birth to nine puppies mere hours before Sugar delivered four.

“The great thing about having two litters born on the same day is we have been able to spread the puppy wealth between the two mothers for the benefit of all the puppies,” said J. Schilling, BAM founder and vice president.

The two smallest puppies from Ginger’s litter were given to Sugar to nurse and now have  a a better chance at a healthy start without having to compete against their many siblings. Unfortunately, Sage, one of Sugar’s own puppies, was born in poor health and died five days later.

Jade's puppies, Hurricane, Utah, Feb. 2, 2013 | Photo courtesy of Because Animals Matter
Jade’s puppies, Hurricane, Utah, Feb. 2, 2013 | Photo courtesy of Because Animals Matter

Yet another litter is anticipated in the coming days from Contessa, an expectant Chihuahua. She was taken from the LaVerkin Animal Shelter and placed in a foster home so that she can receive proper attention and medical care.

BAM is accepting adoption applications for these and many other dogs in need of a home. To follow the developments of the 19 puppies and counting and learn how to become a foster or permanent pet parent, visit BAM’s web site or Facebook page.

Submitted by: Because Animals Matter

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Jade's puppies, Hurricane, Utah, Feb. 2013 | Photo courtesy of Because Animals Matter, St. George News
Jade’s puppies, Hurricane, Utah, Feb. 2013 | Photo courtesy of Because Animals Matter, St. George News

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2 Comments

  • Jennene Scacco February 18, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    How do you go about adopting these puppies.. I am looking for a pup for my elderly mother and I would love to adopt one of the border collie mixes. Please get back to me with the information I need if you would.. Thank you very much.. Jennene Scacco

    • Joyce Kuzmanic Joyce Kuzmanic February 19, 2013 at 11:22 am

      Jennene, email J: J@BAMutah.com or telephone her: Call 435.773.5209. She will be thrilled to hear from you. 😀

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