A mother will do anything to keep her babies safe.
When we found Rottweiler mum Mabel she was living outside in the dirt with no food, water or shelter …
... trying to care for three newborn pups.
With nothing to protect her puppies from the weather,
Mabel had dug a hole up against the house and placed each of them in there – using her own body to shield them from the cold.
The pups were only a day or two old – in fact, their tiny eyes and ears were still closed – but thanks to their clever mum, they were safe.
They were, however, incredibly hungry.
Perhaps it was the stress of the birth, or dehydration from lack of water, but poor Mabel wasn’t producing any milk and the puppies hadn’t even had their first feed.
It’s situations like this where supporters like you can make a huge difference.
Last year, we cared for almost 21,000 animals. One in four were less than a year old.
During the summer months and right up until the end of April, we care for more baby animals than at any other time of year.
This summer and autumn, we’re expecting to care for more than 1,700 baby animals.
When you give today, you’ll help provide this vital care for our youngest and most vulnerable animals, at the time in their life when they need it most.
Please do what you can to help again, so that other baby animals can have the same happy future.
Provide bottles of nutrient-dense milk formula.
Immunisations to keep a baby animal safe from disease.
A Foster Kit provides everything needed to support a baby animal.