This past July, a heavily pregnant greyhound named Cinnamon was found dying in the streets. Though her circumstances remain a mystery, multiple puncture wounds across her body leads rescuers to believe that someone stabbed Cinnamon before leaving her to die.
The Dublin Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA) stepped in to help the pregnant dog, and just in time. After tending to her wounds, the staff decided she was so far along in her pregnancy that the sooner they could transfer her to a foster home, the better. Enter Sean, Cinnamon’s foster dad, who took on the task of full-time canine caregiver. He knew Cinnamon could have puppies at any time.
It was as if Cinnamon knew motherhood was just around the corner, and all she had to do was hold on. She refused to die out there on the streets. A few days after being rescued by the DSPCA, and one day after Sean took her home, Cinnamon began delivering her miracle litter. 15 hours later, the world welcomed the “Dotey Dozen” of 4 girls and 8 boys: Basil, Chilli, Ginger, Jasmine, Lavender, Nutmeg, Paprika, Pepper, Saffron, Sage, Salt and Wasabi.
Cinnamon and her puppies are now doing great. The new mom is happily tending to her babies. In a few more weeks, the canine family will be ready to find their forever homes… Read on to meet the gorgeous new mommy below!
Cinnamon is a proud new mommy… but she’s also a survivor. Days before she gave birth to her litter of 12 puppies, Cinnamon was a stray dog on the brink of death.
Rescuers found the mangled, heavily pregnant greyhound dying on the streets of Dublin.
Puncture wounds covered her entire body. The images were so gruesome that we’ve blurred them out.
The very next day after her foster dad Sean brought her home, Cinnamon began to deliver her miracle litter of 4 girls and 8 boys.
They can’t be 100% sure, but they believe an unknown person stabbed Cinnamon and left and her unborn puppies her to die.
Meet Basil, Chilli, Ginger, Jasmine, Lavender, Nutmeg, Paprika, Pepper, Saffron, Sage, Salt and Wasabi. All 12 of them were born healthy, and as you can see, they absolutely love their mom!
This is the face of a beautiful, strong survivor. It’s as if Cinnamon was holding out for hope; she knew her babies — and her saviors — were coming soon.
These days, the new mom and her pups couldn’t be happier. Cinnamon is improving with every day that passes, and it’ll only be a few more weeks until the pups are ready for their forever homes.
God bless the men and women who gave Cinnamon and her family a second chance at life! What an amazing, strong mother. Please SHARE Cinnamon’s story of hope with your friends on Facebook!