A pit bull and her puppies were euthanized at a shelter in Texas after the reportedly “vicious” pregnant dog had been surrendered by her owners. But a volunteer said the dog had not been marked as such and was euthanized as she gave birth to the puppies.
“She was not euthanized before she went into labor. She was not euthanized after. She was euthanized as she was delivering puppies. So, aggressive or not, I don’t know where you can excuse this or say, ‘This is why we did it,'” Dacia Anderson told KAMR.
Anderson described the animal as friendly, but scared, and said the dog jumped up on her for comfort. Anderson said she later saw the animal was in labor and had given birth to one puppy. She called for help, and shelter staff took over the situation.
She later heard a message that said the pit bull had been euthanized.
“Her last moments, while she lay dying, were spent still trying to clean her newly birthed puppies. Their words, not mine,” Anderson wrote in her Facebook post. Anderson said she no longer volunteers at the shelter.