Who left two pregnant dogs tied up to a tree near exit 6 on the highway

Nashua, NH

May 31, 2000

On Thursday, May 31st, 2000, two stray dogs were brought into the shelter by a Good Samaritan who had observed the dogs the night before tied to a tree at exit 6 near the highway.

Both dogs were pregnant, near delivery and emaciated. An emergency C-section was performed. The English Setter had 13 pups, one of, which was stillborn. A team of 10 people assisted with the resuscitation of the puppies, but none of them survived. The mother went into cardiac arrest and was revived but when the 2nd arrest occurred it was decided to euthanize her because of brain damage.

The 2nd dog, a mixed breed, who was named Shelby, had 9 puppies, 2 of which died shortly after delivery. Shelby and 7 puppies survived and were all adopted.

The medical expenses for these dogs were covered by the Abby Fund, which provides life-saving, emergency medical care for homeless animals. If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Abby Fund, please contact Bill DeSelle at 603-880-1490 x244.

If you have any information regarding who abandoned these two dogs, please contact the Humane Society for Greater Nashua at 603-889-2275 or The Nashua Police Department's Animal Control Officer.


The Humane Society for Greater Nashua