122°F (50°C) is extremely HOT - especially for newborn puppies!
This rescue took two days to accomplish and required me to take my whole rescue team with me out to the desert. Mama Bear was a super-smart mom...she was not going to make it easy for me to save her family of newborn puppies. She was hoping I would give up and go home, but here at Hope For Paws we never give up!
After we rescued the whole family, we took Mom and the puppies to CARES to make sure they are all healthy, and from there they continued to their foster home with our friends at LA Animal Rescue. If you would like to adopt any of the puppies, please visit our adoption page. Puppies are often adopted quickly so don't wait to submit an adoption application.
The real hero of this story is Buzz. This kind homeless man has lived under the bridge for 6 years now, and when Mama Bear showed up, he invited her to join his little family with his dog Papa Bear. Buzz allowed Mama Bear to give birth inside his tent so the puppies won't lay in the dirt. After the rescue, we gave Buzz some money so he can continue taking care of Papa Bear, and also to fix his bicycle. We also offered to neuter Papa Bear, brought food, drinks, a couple of tents, and sleeping bags for him and his friends. We get to work quite often with the growing population of homeless people in our state, so if you have a sleeping bag or a tent you are not using, please consider donating them locally or you can send them to us and we will be happy to deliver them.
Our mailing address is:
Hope For Paws
8950 W. Olympic Blvd #525
Los Angeles, CA 90211
Thank you for all of your kind wishes and support!