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Puppies, dog rescued in Columbia County

Friday, Feb. 26, 2010 3:38 PM
Last updated Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010 1:26 PM
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Columbia County rescuers went for the dogs today.

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Capt. Robert Yahn, of Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue, climbs out of a shallow well after rescuing a dog that had fallen into the hole.

 

  Staff Photo/ Jim Blaylock
Staff Photo/ Jim Blaylock
Capt. Robert Yahn, of Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue, climbs out of a shallow well after rescuing a dog that had fallen into the hole.

Eight puppies, estimated to be about a week old, and their mother were found beneath an abandoned home at 4324 Washington Road near Belair Road. Happy Tails Rescue took the puppies, will bottle feed them and attempt to find homes.

Animal Services took the mother, who will be further evaluated Monday before officials determine where she will go.

Columbia County emergency personnel were also called out today to rescue a dog that had fallen into a 10-foot-deep shallow well off Cobbham Road in Winfield.

The dog apparently fell into the hole sometime last night and was unable to get out until Capt. Robert Yahn, with Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue, climbed into the hole and hoisted him up.

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Nat the Cat
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Nat the Cat 02/26/10 - 05:29 pm
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I love dogs too! Way to go

I love dogs too! Way to go CC!

sueboo418
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sueboo418 02/26/10 - 06:15 pm
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I'm glad they were resctued

I'm glad they were resctued but why would you take the mother away from the babies this early. Let her feed them until they get a little older. The poor mother must be grieving for her babies. :(

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Barry Paschal 02/26/10 - 06:37 pm
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They had to dart the mother

They had to dart the mother with a tranquilizer to get her out of the house; she was pretty protective. I think the plan is to reunite her with the puppies after the sedative is out of her system. She can't nurse while it is.

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 02/26/10 - 08:35 pm
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Thanks for adding that Barry.

Thanks for adding that Barry. I was wondering why the mother wasnt with them also.

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pommom38 02/27/10 - 11:08 am
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Way to go!! I just hope they

Way to go!! I just hope they all find homes when time is right:) What a wonderful way to start the day.. Good news!!

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sassylassie 02/27/10 - 01:36 pm
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YAAAY! Finally, a positive

YAAAY! Finally, a positive story about people rescuing these little ones. Wonder who the dog belonged to that fell into the well? ALso, is there a place to send contricbutions for the puppies?

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tpadilla 03/01/10 - 06:27 pm
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to make donations for the

to make donations for the puppies (that would be greatly appreciated) go to : http://sites.google.com/site/gahappytails/Home/donations
Also, I was there, so I want to clear up the situation. The mom & dad dog have been living in that area as strays for almost 2 yrs. We, Happy Tails, actually got the litter she had last yr. It is great that the neighborhood doesn't let them go hungry, but to give them a home or help animal control catch them would have helped the dogs be saved & placed in homes sooner. Animal control sets humane traps out with food to attempt to catch the dogs, but because they are fed they have no need to get food from a trap. Also, after a certain period of time of dogs living as strays nature takes over & it makes it more difficult to catch & safely place dogs/cats in a good home. So FYI, if you know of stray dogs, contact your local animal control, they want to catch the animals & place them in homes if they are not dangerous. I know it's difficult to think that a dog/cat could be put to sleep, but imagine living on the streets scavenging for food, having to dart from cars, being shooed away from some yards & accepted in others and not even all the time, sometimes. Being out in the rain, cold, heat, etc. Having to worry about your puppies. The humane thing to do, as much as it hurts for me to say it, is to catch the animal, evaluate it, and take the appropriate measures. Please help the animals by spaying/neutering your own, and encouraging you friends, families, neighbors to do the same thing. There are low cost clinics all over. I love being a foster parent, but I hate that the need is so great.

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rockie gudz 04/10/10 - 10:14 am
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do you know the mixed breeds

do you know the mixed breeds for this dog and puppies?

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