a puppy sitting in a dump

What 12 Hours in Rescue Can Do

A popular place to abandon pets is at the dump. That’s where young puppies, Link, and Zelda, roamed and looked for scraps for several days. They needed to hide from predators and avoid dangerous objects in the dump at only 10 weeks old. It’s challenging to believe that there are people out there that equate puppies to trash. Thankfully, our rescue partner Lightshine Canine: A Rez Dog Rescue rescued Link and Zelda before it was too late.

two puppies sitting in a crate
a skinny puppy

The hungry, tick, and flea-covered puppies hitched a ride to Minnesota, arriving around 9 pm. A Ruff Start Rescue foster family with three excited young girls ready to give them the love they deserve greeted the exhausted and malnourished pups upon arrival. After a bath, supper, and much-needed rest, this is what the puppies looked like 12 hours later.

Link has an eye injury and likely needs his eye removed. Thanks to Ruff Start’s community of fosters, adopters, volunteers, and supporters, caring for these puppies is possible. In less than a day, rescue changed Link and Zelda’s lives forever. Now they are with their forever families. If you want to help puppies like Link and Zelda consider becoming a foster or donating to our animal care fund today!