Since it is Mother’s Day, I wanted to pay tribute to a famous mama pooch. This is the story of Rita, a beautiful red dog that found her way to The Anti-Cruelty Society last spring. Rita’s story is about rescue, puppies, and finding love.
Rita is a Rhodesian ridgeback mix. On March 14, 2012 Rita’s previous family brought her to The Anti-Cruelty Society stating that they could no longer care for her. She was “too much work.” The Society is an open door for animals in need and never turns away any unwanted pet.
Upon examination, it was discovered that Rita was expecting a litter of puppies. Cats and dogs must be spayed and neutered before they can be adopted from a shelter, so the Society arranged for a foster family to care for the puppies until they were big enough to be adopted.
About 10 days after arriving at The Anti-Cruelty Society, Rita gave birth to a litter of 12 puppies!