[Ed. – Was posting a photo also part of her lifesaving effort?]
It’s a photo of a puppy feeding on mother’s milk. But it isn’t his mother’s or even his species. A woman posted the photo to show what she said was her last resort to save the runt of an orphaned litter of lab-mix puppies.
“I just felt like he just had an hour left. That’s how weak he was, he wasn’t moving and I just did it,” the woman told KRDO exclusively.
The puppy wouldn’t eat from a bottle or the K-9 formula.
“He just wasn’t taking it. I didn’t know what else to do, I was desperate and I just couldn’t bear sitting there watching it die,” the woman said. “Literally what clicked in my head was like, put him on you, just pray to God he will take something and not die.”
We aren’t identifying the woman because of the backlash she fears from the “taboo” action. Ironically, before she was faced with the puppy dying, she felt the same way.
“I never thought I would ever do that, it was taboo to me as well,” she said.