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Super vet saves pregnant dog abandoned outside animal shelter

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A pregnant pooch abandoned outside of a shelter is now caring for her puppies in a forever home thanks to the amazing work of a news reporter and a very special vet.

By Ashley Murphy

Published on the 18/05/2020, 10:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:28

When news reporter Janelle Bludau heard about a dog dumped outside of an animal rescue centre, she knew she had to help.

"We're not going anywhere!"

So Janelle rounded up her crew, headed to the centre, and began broadcasting. And determined Bludau promised to carry on filming until help arrived.

That came in the shape of Dr. Michael White, a veterinary surgeon who saw the report while eating his breakfast at home.

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And when he found out the pooch was expecting, Dr White decided to take her home. He said:

"I didn't want her to stay up there in that condition. I hate for animals to give birth in a shelter situation."

Dr. White named the Labrador Janelle in honour of the news reporter who helped save her.

Just a few days later, Janelle gave birth to 11 puppies!

The delivery went well, although it was a long night for Dr. White. He said:

"At 3:36 a.m., number 10 was born, I thought that was it, but number 11 was born at 6:05 a.m."

A real life super-vet!

Janelle is doing a great job as a new mum, but Dr White also deserves lots of praise.

He responded to the call to save one dog and ended up being a dad to 11 more. Now that's what you call a real super vet!


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