This is a feel good story that needs some help NOW!

 A good friend and fellow dog lover Alissa Silva sent me the following article to share with you all. If after reading this you do not get a tear in your eye, you need to reread it . You can reach her at http://www.aussierescuesocal.com/rescue/Available.html

She is currently fostering 2 of the pups. If you know anyone that may be interested in adopting one of these very special and lucky darlings, please feel free to have them contact Alissa or Aussie Rescue.

They couldn’t leave them behind. When a group of United States Border Patrol agents who had camped in a remote San Diego area got ready to pack up and leave, they decided they had to do something.

It wouldn’t be right to just take off and forget about the valiant Labrador retriever mix and the 11 puppies she had borne and raised nearby.

“She had taken excellent care of them,” said Darlene White of San Diego Animal Support Foundation, “keeping all 11 safe and well-fed even though she was starving and in need of medical care herself.”

The agents realized that after they left, if coyotes didn’t kill the dedicated but desperate mother and her family, starvation and exposure to the harsh elements would, said White.

So they contacted http://www.aussierescuesocal.com/rescue/Available.html And now the dog they named America is caring hands, along with her passel of pups, all named after U.S. cities.

“America is being nursed back to health and receiving medical care before she will be up for adoption,” said White. “The puppies, placed into foster homes [by Aussies & Others], are happy, healthy, chubby, well-socialized, and ready for families of their own. They are all spayed or neutered, vaccinated, de-wormed, and de-flea’d. They’re expected to be about 50 to 60 pounds when full-grown.”

If you are looking for a massive dose of puppy love, this Sunday at Howlistic pet supply store in Hillcrest you can meet a total of 16 individuals eager to oblige—the 11 Lab/shepherd mix pups, along with five cattle dog puppies from a different litter.

It will be a bit longer before mama America is rested and ready to find her forever family, but as we all know, some things are worth waiting for.

Continue reading on Examiner.com Puppies saved by Border Patrol and rescue group are ready for adoption – San Diego Dogs | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/dogs-in-san-diego/puppies-rescued-by-u-s-border-patrol-ready-for-adoption#ixzz1OLmQjo26 They couldn’t leave them behind. When a group of United States Border Patrol agents who had camped in a remote San Diego area got ready to pack up and leave, they decided they had to do something.

Thank you for helping our friends the animals.
OAO Dr Blake and Dr. Louie