Videojournalist: Alana Austin
Martinsville, VA - The Martinsville-Henry County SPCA is trying to reunite a dog with her six baby pups.
They say a well-intentioned man brought in these two dogs, an adult blue heeler and her newborn puppy. Before he brought in the dogs, he gave away 6 puppies for adoption to friends and acquaintances.
The man says he didn't know that puppies cannot survive away from their mother until they're eight weeks old. They believe the pups are spread out between Roanoke, Martinsville and Fieldale.
"Puppies get lots of antibodies from their mother, and the mother knows how to feed them just right. Puppies that are not with their mother have a very little chance of surviving if they don't come back to their mother,"said Executive Director of Martinsville-Henry County SPCA Leslie Hervey.
They're asking that if you have the puppies to please bring them to the Martinsville-Henry County SPCA.