A Florida shelter dog named Maggie had a very special Mother’s Day this year. The 8-month-old Pointer mix gave birth to 16 healthy puppies at midnight on May 8th. Maggie is now the proud mother of ten male and six female pups. Kerrianne Farrow, the executive director of SPCA Suncoast animal shelter in New Port Richey, commented on Maggie’s superb maternal instincts. She described the dog as “the absolute sweetest” and said that she takes excellent care of her offspring. Maggie came into the care of SPCA Suncoast after Hernando County Animal Services asked for their help with the pregnant dog. The pups were born inside the home of the shelter’s medical manager, Ashley Gandees, on the national holiday of Mother’s Day.
After midnight, a litter of 16 puppies was born, consisting of 10 male and 6 female pups. Farrow, the owner, reported that Maggie, the mother, did well throughout the delivery process and labored for about four hours until around 4:00 a.m. The live birth of these pups was broadcasted on Petcube, an app that lets pet owners interact with their pets remotely via a camera.
In just 8 weeks, all 16 puppies along with Maggie will be up for adoption. The shelter is currently using collars to tell the puppies apart. They haven’t been named yet, but they have their own unique personalities according to Farrow, who can’t help but adore them. The cuteness overload makes everyone want to squeeze them!
On Mother’s Day, Maggie, an adorable pointer-mix who is only 8 months old, delivered a whopping 16 puppies in Florida at the SPCA Suncoast animal shelter. After they are spayed and neutered, all of the puppies will be ready for adoption in eight weeks. At the same time, Maggie will also be searching for her forever home. According to Farrow, an employee at the shelter, Maggie is a lovely dog and will make a fantastic addition to any family.