Dog gives birth, then doctors realize one of them is not a puppy. The vet put down her instruments and looked at the results again. She’d looked at them several times and the ultrasound confirmed it. But in all her years hers as a vet, she’d never encountered something like this.
She had a million questions, but the only thing she was sure about was that this dog needed immediate attention. Chris and Marisa had traveled to many different animal shelters to find a dog to adopt.
They knew that out there was the perfect match for them, but it was difficult. She’d promised Chris that they would only adopt one dog, but when she saw the pregnant dog giving her a mournful look, she knew what she had to do. As soon as she saw them, a dog came closer and began licking her hands. Her belly, swollen with puppies was huge and Marissa knew that she deserved a proper, loving home.
There was no doubt that this was the dog that she and Chris would adopt, but they had no idea what they were about to learn and it would change everything. Chris and Marisa would soon discover that being pregnant at the shelter wasn’t the only tragic part of the dog’s life.
The pit Bull named Story had been owned by someone who ran a backyard breeding business. However, when it became apparent how expensive housing, feeding, and caring for her and her pups would be, they opted to instead drop her at the shelter. Marisa couldn’t help but cry as she listened to the tragic story.
The couple immediately knew that this dog deserved a proper home and that she should be given all the affection in the world. Especially considering her past. It was obvious that the shelter was no place for a dog in her condition. They promptly adopted her in hopes of giving her a better life. However, a trip to the vet would change everything. As if things didn’t already seem perfect enough, Chris and Marissa shared a love of pit Bulls.
They’d rescued several other pit Bulls in. The past as they both loved the dog breed. In case you were wondering how many dogs they currently have no less than ten pit Bulls. You can see eight of them in this photo. It’s important for a dog to have a good bed, but when you have many dogs, as Chris and Marissa do, space becomes a problem. To solve this, Chris built a 7ft wide and 14 ft long megabad for the dogs.
As he stated in an interview with Today, at nighttime, all the dogs want to sleep on the bed and sometimes it becomes too cluttered and we end up being pushed off the bed or sleeping on the couch. So we built the megabad. The couple loves the pit Bull breed and knows that there’s more they can do for them. As pit Bulls are sadly misunderstood breed, they’re very strict laws regarding owning pit Bulls.
In fact, they’re downright outlawed in some States. The couple naturally had a lot of experience with this breed of dog, but even they weren’t ready for what was about to unfold. No one was. Marissa admitted that she’d broken up with past partners because they simply didn’t understand her obsession with dogs, nor did they support her in it.
Chris, however, not only understood and supported her dream, but he actually shared it with her. The couple’s shared love not only for each other, but also for dogs seemed like a perfect match. Being together only saw their passion for dogs increasing. The couple adores our canine friends, so it might seem strange that they think twice.
So why did they animal shelters worldwide have to deal with more than insufficient resources. However, naturally, every shelter dreams of being able to care for all the animals they take in. But reality isn’t that kind. When Chris and Marisa visited pit Bulls and more animal rescue, they were stunned by how many pit Bulls there were. They had no idea that one such pit Bull was about to change their lives forever.
Sadly, pit Bulls have a terribly unkind reputation due to their stocky build and large heads. Many consider them much more aggressive than they are. In fact, this, coupled with the strict laws about owning pit Bulls is one of the reasons why so many end up in shelters. The stigma surrounding these dogs was nothing new to the couple. They knew the truth about these dogs. As a result, they had adopted numerous pit Bulls in the past as their means and resources allowed.
They’d never seen anything in their own dogs to warrant their bad reputation. They could never have expected what fate had in store. Despite what many believe, studies have found no proof to support the bad reputation. As with any other breed, it all comes down to how the animal was treated. Pit Bulls are no more predisposed to being aggressive than, say, a Labrador. However, Story was about to change everything they thought they knew and understood about pitfalls.
While filling out the forms to adopt Story, the staff told the couple that she was very close to giving birth. In fact, she was actually already overdue. No one could explain why she hadn’t given birth yet, despite how clearly she was ready to. It was a complicated situation that no one really understood. Knowing how serious the situation could be, the couple knew that they might be forced into a literal life or death choice for the dog and her unborn puppies.
It was a big decision and the couple knew they couldn’t rush it. However, there wasn’t really any time to do so. The stakes also made it worse. Even though time was of the essence, the couple knew that they had to discuss things for a moment.
They couldn’t rush in blindly, but they also couldn’t stand idly by while they were discussing things. Story did something that made the decision for them. She quietly walked over to the couple and placed her hat on Marissa’s knee and looked mournfully at her. As happy as she was to bring Story home, Marissa knew things were very complicated.
It not only meant adding one more member of their family, it potentially meant more. As much difficulty as Marissa was having with the situation, news lay around the corner. News that changed things even more. Even though they were aware that keeping Story would mean taking care of an additional ten dogs, they didn’t want the pregnant dog Mama to be at the shelter for longer than she needed to be. Marissa wanted to help Story and give her a safe space to deliver the pups. The couple started to talk about it.
And weighed the pros and cons of bringing home Story. Without a doubt, it was not a practical idea. However, Chris suggested something that made perfect sense for the situation at hand. It sure seemed like their best bet both for their family and for Story in the pups. He suggested that they would foster Story inner puppies.
However, this was only going to be temporary as the animal rescue team would then look for their forever homes. This was a good idea since they couldn’t afford to keep more pets with their eight other dogs. The suggestion was a brilliant one, but the problems didn’t end there. They still had to find out what was wrong with the pregnancy.
What was the reason? Tory had not given birth yet. Even though she was so close to bursting, this was the next thing they had to tackle. They needed to give the pregnancy the attention it deserved. Kris and Marissa started to read up about the matter some more and realized things could escalate further. There was a possibility that Story would lose her puppies.
Not only that, but she might also lose her life. They certainly had no idea how bad things were. Can you believe that this is not all? Marissa found out that pregnant dogs experiencing trauma get so worried about the pups that they could choose to refuse delivery completely. This situation happened since they’re under the impression that the babies would be at risk. Chris and Marisa were able to tell that this was a precarious situation.
They had to bring the pregnant pooch to the vet as soon as they could. This was important if they wanted to ensure the safety of the babies. They popped back in the car and drove to the nearest vet. The vet conducted an ultrasound scan on the dog, but she saw unbelievable results. She shook her head. How could this even be possible? There must have been some kind of mistake one way or another. However, nothing about the results changed or disappeared, nor the shapes, nor the numbers. It was true. What she saw there could change things for the couple and others involved. Then Marissa picked up on the fact that something wasn’t right. What was it now. The veterinarian took a deep breath.
Before she delivered the news. She went into an explanation of abnormality she found in stories whom they’d been expecting to see six puppies. But this didn’t align with the ultrasound results. The vet pointed to the outlines and then counted them for the couple. Chris and Marisa then figured out what was happening. They were now in shock as well.
They were told that story would have. Six puppies but the ultrasound revealed that this wasn’t true. What exactly was going on? The vet didn’t expect this either. She tried to count again after this. She gave it another round. The results were always the same. At last she figured out there was.
No choice but to tell them what it was. Chris and Marisa had been expecting six puppies but the vet knew this was wrong. The pregnant dog wasn’t carrying six puppies but twelve. Yes, that’s the number of dogs they were expecting. At any rate, Story had twelve puppies in her womb. How are they going to solve this mess? The vet said that the best thing they could do was head home and get ready for the birth.
If Storey still hadn’t given birth after 48 hours, they should return for another examination. Chris and Marissa didn’t know it at the time but story actually had a great reason to wait. It’s easy to see that this was a dangerous and terrible situation. At the same time, however, there seemed to be nothing they could do for story. The only thing left to do was make her feel at home. When they went home, Larissa came up with a clever plan.
The couple didn’t know that something incredible was going to happen there. The two of them headed off to bed for the night and then went to see Story was doing waking up. They wanted to see if she was feeling better and more comfortable.
They entered the spare bedroom. Much to their delay night. They found story in there with her twelve adorable puppies. She was able to deliver them all while the two of them slept. What an incredible sight.