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April 19, 2012

9th MSC Soldier rescues abandoned newborn puppies

Photo Credit: Vanessa Lynch, Hawaii Army Weekly, U.S. Army GarrisonHawaii
Martina Lowe and Spc. Erik Lowe, 9th Mission Support Command, pose with their four-legged family members they nursed back to health, after discovering them in bushes near their Makaha, Hawaii, home, Jan. 29, 2012.

MAKAHA, Hawaii (April 10, 2012) — Beefy, Creamy, Flash, Mr. Henry, Snoopy and Stumpy owe their lives to Spc. Erik Lowe, 9th Mission Support Command, and his wife, Martina.

During a routine morning run by his home, here, Jan. 29, a faint whimpering in nearby bushes brought Erik Lowe to a halt.

From the distance, he thought the whimpering was a couple of cats. However, nothing could have prepared him for what he and his wife were about to see: 14 newborn puppies covered in bugs, fleas and blood.

Six were lying motionless in a plastic bag and eight more were placed around the bag. After securing his own dog, Chico, the Lowe’s wrapped the day-old puppies in a blanket and rushed them to the nearby Waianae Veterinary Clinic.

Two died within the first 24 hours, and with round-the-clock bottle-feeding, constant attention and love, the Lowe’s nursed six back to life.

Of the surviving six Labrador retriever-German pointer mix pups, four have found loving homes, but Flash and Beefy are still up for adoption.

“Since these puppies were hand raised, they need to go to someone who has time for them,” Martina said, adding that all the puppies are up-to-date on all their shots. “We do not want these dogs to end up chained-up outside in someone’s yard, be used for hunting or fighting. They are family dogs.”

Now nine-weeks old, one would never guess these pups had a brush with death.

“I don’t know what kind of person could just throw a living creature away,” Erik said. “It was a lot of work to get them where they are today, but I would do it again in a heartbeat.”

 

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To read more about the Lowe’s puppy rescue, visit http://lowepuppyrescue.blogspot.com.




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