Typical Week in the Life of a Dog and Cat Rescue Organization
Author: Susan Strong – DAWG
In October 2020, a timid female dog showed up at Tucán Hotel in Uvita. She showed unmistakable signs that she had nursing puppies somewhere. Niki Norlock, who runs SimbiOsa (the restaurant in the Tucán Hotel), put out food for this very skinny momma dog. She would not let people approach her but gladly accepted the food and then would disappear. This went on for several days. About a week later, the momma dog came with four puppies and left them at the hotel. The puppies were around five weeks old and covered with fleas. Niki contacted DAWG for help. DAWG provided food, a medicated shampoo, vet care, a crate and a puppy pen.
Another week went by, and another puppy showed up at the property beside the hotel, so then there were five puppies!!! Then a few days later, they found another puppy, so then there were six!!! These puppies will be vaccinated and spayed or neutered when they are older, and good homes located for them. DAWG hopes to catch the momma dog and have her fixed as well and placed in a loving family.
DAWG can’t thank Tucán Hotel enough for allowing these puppies to be fostered on their property and SimbiOsa for feeding these pups. If you are in Uvita, please have a delicious meal at SimbiOsa.
If you are looking for a cool place to stay, then please contact the Tucán Hotel.
DAWG Needs Your Help!!!
DAWG needs your help for the care of these puppies and all of the other rescues in our care. In addition, DAWG has not stopped holding spay and neuter clinics. Presently DAWG is sponsoring two low-cost clinics per month, primarily in outlying areas where people usually would not take their pets to a veterinarian. Since DAWG’s inception, over 3000 pets have been spayed or neutered. DAWG continues to be committed to providing this service to the community to reduce the number of abandoned or unwanted dogs and cats.
If you agree that rescuing and clinics are as vital as we do, then DAWG needs your donations! You can donate by credit card or PayPal, and since DAWG also has non-profit status as a 501(c)3 in the U.S., your donations through this account are tax-deductible. Here is the link to our page detailing how you can help and donate. Thank you!!!
Footnote: Asociación D.A.W.G. Grupo Bienestar de Los Animales Domésticos Costa Rica, doing business as DAWG, Domestic Animal Welfare Group, is a non-profit organization focused on animal advocacy in the Costa Ballena region of Costa Rica for over 12 years.
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