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Monday, November 10, 2014

Yam ... quills no more

Yam is picked up b Rory, Leech Lake CSO
Yam was picked up by Rory, Leech Lake Tribal Police Community Services Officer, at the end of October. Her face and body were covered with porcupine quills and Rory immediately transported her to our partner Animal Care Clinic in Bemidji where she was sedated and the hundreds of quills removed. We also learned that our sweet girl was very pregnant.

Jenny (LLL Program Director) worked to find placement for Yam with one of our partners and we were ecstatic when Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth said YES! Yam gave birth to 10 puppies at the vet clinic the night before she was transported (unfortunately 1 puppy did not survive). She then gave birth to one more puppy the very next day but unfortunately one more puppy did not make it. Yam, and her surviving 9 puppies, are being pampered in a loving foster home with Animal Allies.

We are grateful to Rory, Animal Care Clinic, Nancy/Tom (for transporting Yam from Leech Lake to Duluth), and Animal Allies for taking Yam and her puppies into their program. We are also grateful to all who support us so that we an provide the necessary emergency medical care for dogs like Yam who come into our program.

We will be sure to post updated photos of Yam and her puppies.

Yam recovering after surgery to remove the quills

Yam getting pampered at Animal Care Clinic
Yam and her puppies getting ready for transport

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