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Pregnant Pit Bull Discarded In A Dumpster Is Rescued In Time To Give Birth In Safety

 Her second chance came just in time.

The holidays generally bring out the best in people, yet for some, cruelty knows no season. An unknown perpetrator threw a pregnant mama Pit Bull into a trash like rubbish this past weekend.

She was rescued just in time for her seven puppies to be born in a warm, safe environment surrounded by loving and supportive shelter employees. In celebration of her miracle holiday birth story, the beautiful puppy has been named Mary.

Officers from Richmond Animal Care and Control (RACC) in Virginia responded to a call about a dog stuck in a trash at a nearby apartment complex one frigid December. It was a cold night, with temperatures in the low thirties.

When they arrived, they discovered that the dumpster's doors were closed and locked, forcing them to enter through the top to get the abandoned puppy. When they got inside, they spotted a Pit Bull who was very pregnant and gushing milk.

Christie Chipps Peters, director of Richmond Animal Care & Control, according to NBC 12:

“Unfortunately, we see horrific things all the time, but this one takes the cake. It is a degree of brutality that must be eliminated.”

Mary ultimately felt safe enough to bring her puppies into the world less than 48 hours after arriving at the shelter. She gave birth to seven healthy infants, all of them were grey and white in varied degrees, just like their mother.

Since then, the eight of them have been resting comfortably and appear to be in good health. Mom Mary is about six or seven years old and has had at least one previous litter.

Mary was saved from the dumpster before it was collected, and they were able to provide her with a safe environment to give birth and care for her puppies, according to Peters.

“It's a blessing all around since we don't always have a tremendous win. “With her, we've achieved a huge win,” she stated in the piece.


Mama Mary and her puppies will stay in a foster home for at least six weeks before being adopted. Although the puppies are wonderful, Peters hopes Mary will find a family who will adore her as well. Mama and her pups are already available for adoption through RACC.

Although everyone at the RACC is relieved that Mary has been rescued, they are left wondering who would do such a thing and why.