Rebecca Lynch is a kindhearted realtor who absolutely loves dogs. Rebecca is the president of Poodle and Pooch Rescue of Florida, and she’s always looking for more dogs to help.
In May 2019, Rebecca and her husband Kevin decided to go on a vacation to Savannah, Georgia. They drove up from their home in Florida and had a great time seeing the sights.
Before they headed home, Rebecca had one last thing she wanted to do: she wanted to save a shelter dog.
Rebecca knew Georgia had a lot of high-kill shelters, and she decided she couldn’t leave the state without saving at least one pup.
“I know that Georgia has a lot of rural, high-kill shelters and I knew I wanted to save the neediest dog from a shelter before I went home,” Rebecca told The Dodo. “I had space in my car and wanted to help.”
A friend told Rebecca about a poor little terrier named Lizzy who was at risk of being euthanized. The little dog had heartworms, a broken leg, and was pregnant. Rebecca immediately knew she was going to take Lizzy back to Orlando with her.
Rebecca went to the shelter and picked up Lizzy.
She put a bed down in the backseat of her car and made the pup comfortable. Rebecca stayed in the backseat during the drive, petting Lizzy and comforting her.
Posted by Rebecca Lynch on Sunday, May 19, 2019
Clearly, Lizzy felt at ease with Rebecca. Because an hour into the drive, she went into labor.
“About an hour in, she finally relaxed and rubbed her little head into my hand while I pet her,” Rebecca said. “Once she felt safe and comfortable, she decided it was time. She started panting and she got restless; I told my husband, ‘I think she’s in labor!’”
Kevin immediately started driving towards the nearest vet while Rebecca acted as Lizzy’s midwife. Lizzy successfully gave birth to one puppy in the back of Rebecca’s car. Then, they reached the vet’s office, where Lizzy gave birth to five more puppies. All six puppies were healthy and happy!
After getting a clean bill of health, Rebecca, Kevin, Lizzy, and the puppies continued driving home. Lizzy did a great job caring for her little babies.
“Lizzy is a doll. Bless her heart, with all that she’s been through in her short life, she is so loving and trusting,” Rebecca said. “She is a gentle and loving soul. Pretty remarkable.”
Lizzy and the puppies are now staying with Rebecca, and they’re doing great! Lizzy is getting treatment for her heartworm, and all six of her puppies are healthy. Once the puppies are old enough, Rebecca will begin looking for forever homes for the puppies and their gentle mama.
Rebecca did an incredible job helping Lizzy with her labor, and we’re so glad Lizzy and her puppies are doing well! If you want to learn more about Poodle and Pooch Rescue, check out their Facebook page.
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h/t: Western Journal