Celeste’s heartwarming tale has captured the hearts of countless individuals across the web. As a devoted mother dog, she was left stranded during her pregnancy at the young age of two despite being gentle, affectionate, and caring. Without any shelter or support, she had to fend for herself on the streets and give birth to her litter of puppies in a vulnerable state. Despite the difficult circumstances, she tried her best to provide for her precious little ones, but it took a toll on her health and well-being.
The life of a stray dog can be extremely challenging and tough. Imagine having to give birth, nurture and take care of five puppies all by yourself. This was the plight of Celeste, a street dog who was found in a deplorable condition along with her litter of pups. It was apparent that she had used up all her resources to keep her babies fed and warm during the harsh winter season, causing her to become severely emaciated and weak.
Elaine, who took Celeste and her puppies in as a foster mom, recalled how the selfless canine continued to perform her duty as a mother despite her deteriorating health condition. She added that it was heart-wrenching to see Celeste starve herself just to ensure that her little ones were receiving enough nourishment.
When Celeste’s five puppies were born, they faced a difficult start in life. Despite their struggle, the puppies were found to be almost perfectly healthy. Celeste, on the other hand, showed signs of malnutrition and physical scars from the difficulty of keeping her puppies safe and healthy for around five months. The BC SPCA praised her maternal instincts, saying that Celeste would rather go without food than allow her puppies to suffer. After all her hard work, it’s about time Celeste received some much-needed attention and care.
Elaine Nelson-Hosak, a BC SPCA foster mom, felt like fate had brought Celeste and her puppies into her home. After the passing of her closest friend, Celeste came into her life at the perfect time. It was almost as if it was meant to be. Both Elaine and Celeste needed each other – Celeste and her puppies needed love and care, and Elaine needed a furry companion to help heal her broken heart.
By implementing a careful “refeeding” strategy, Celeste was able to steadily gain weight and strength. With six small but nutrient-dense meals each day, she gained an impressive 90 pounds. Four of her five puppies have already found loving homes and were reunited with their mother, who has found her permanent home with her foster mom. Celeste, who is affectionately called “Momma,” has connected well with her new family and is now living the life of a spoiled puppy. She loves to cuddle on the sofa and stay warm by the fire, which is a far cry from her old life on the streets. Despite her difficult past, Celeste has discovered her calling and is now secure, warm, and well-loved.