Can you help name these adorable puppies delivered by c-section?
Call them the plucky seven.
These adorable little Jack Russell Terrier pups will be looking for loving homes in two months’ time after their mum was given a rare caesarean section delivery.
The tiny mother, named Dottie by officials at the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA), was brought to the organisation’s headquarters in Longford on Monday when heavily pregnant.
“She was huge. She was about to burst,” a spokeswoman said.
Despite her massive belly, Dottie’s small frame was too tiny to undergo the ordeal of a natural birth, so they opted for a C-section.
While it’s not unusual for terriers of her size to have large litters, carrying seven pups proved to be a bit of a challenge for her.
Fortunately, a caring citizen found her and brought her to the ISPCA, where she was carefully monitored before the delivery.
Due to the absence of a microchip, they believe she is either lost or abandoned.
They believe Dottie is about two or three years old and has had puppies before.
ISPCA officials are confident Dottie and her pups will find loving homes and are currently seeking suggestions for the puppies’ names.
“Dottie is an absolute sweetheart and we will be looking for a new home for her once the puppies have been weaned,” said the ISPCA.