Tragic: A mother dog that is abandoned at a sanctuary while giving birth loses all 21 of her puppies, leaving a terrible void and deep sadness in her wake.

Someone left a pregnant mother dog at the Boone Location Humane Society after she had remained in labor for 24 hours.

She had an emergency situation C-section and coded two times after surgery, however was thankfully stabilized. She went through a blood transfusion and was carefully checked in the ICU at Iowa State’s College of Vet Med.

” The vets at ISU also informed us this woman is a senior dog and has had several litters of pups in the past,” Boone Area Humane Society wrote on Facebook.

” She should be enjoying her golden years, rather she was bred and then dumped when she had problems with her labor.”.

Mama dog wound up bring to life 21 puppies, but unfortunately all of them have since died, in spite of veterinarians doing whatever they could to save them.

The pups were all underdeveloped, and with 21 puppies, there is no chance they got enough nutrients while they were in utero.

The mama canine, now named Ruthie, is remaining to enhance, eating on her own and standing up to go outside. She has a very sweet character and has since left the hospital to deal with her new foster where she will proceed her healing.

In the meantime, the Humane Society is doing what they can to file costs on the person that enabled Ruthie to suffer, however they say with Iowa’s weak pet security laws, it’s constantly an uphill battle.

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