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Abandoned boxer delivers puppies in animal control truck

An abandoned boxer-mix dog picked up Monday from a vacant house looks after her 13 puppies at the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley. (Photo courtesy of Doña Ana County)

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department

Doña Ana County Animal Control officers picked up a boxer-mix dog that was found tied up at a vacant property on Monday. After she was loaded in the truck, the dog went into labor, giving birth to seven puppies by the time they reached the shelter.

The total number in her litter is now 13. Dr. Beth Vesco-Mock, director at the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley, said dogs brought to the shelter in this condition are hard to rehabilitate.

“When this dog was brought in, she was emaciated and extremely malnourished. Dogs like this don’t thrive in a shelter environment, so we hope someone will adopt her quickly.”

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