Abandoned dog was heavily pregnant

PUPPY LOVE: Foster mum Ema Vincent-Logan with Star, who she brought into her home after Star was found dumped and heavily pregnant. Star has had nine puppies and it’s safe to say Ms Vincent-Logan’s daughter Saylor Vincent, 3, loves every single one of them. August 6 is cupcake day — it will raise money to support situations like this. Picture by Liam Clayton

Star was 18 months old when she was found abandoned, heavily pregnant, and handed in to Gisborne SPCA.

Last week the gentle-natured black Labrador gave birth to nine puppies — just one day after her “very capable” foster family took her into their home.

Foster mum Ema Vincent-Logan is now taking excellent care of Star and her new pups, says Gisborne SPCA centre manager Lindy Magee.

Star went into labour while still at the SPCA. Mrs Magee said staff were all ready to bring in air beds so they could spend the night with her.

But it was like Star held off giving birth until she had her own space and home, said Mrs Magee.

Ms Vincent-Logan said Star was an amazing mum to her new big brood.

“She’s so good, is always feeding them. If she pops off, she comes back regularly to check on them and if they cry, she cries.”

Star was great with her other dogs and children, she said.

“There definitely must be someone missing Star, for sure. She’s such a loyal dog. It will not be hard to find her a home.”

The puppies are almost a week old and “gorgeous”.

“They are crossed with a ridgeback so they have little mohawks.”

“The SPCA has been really amazing and I am just so glad I could help them.”

Ms Vincent-Logan said the SPCA provided her with everything she needed to keep Star fed and warm in her home.

Without the help of foster carers and volunteers, SPCA Gisborne would not be able to help as many animals.

On average, the shelter has 130 animals in its care, with approximately 30 of these in foster care.

Staff work hard at the centre and go home to foster animals at night — caring for animals around the clock.

On Monday, August 6, SPCA will celebrate its 10th annual Cupcake Day, a nationwide opportunity to donate.

The money raised will help to rescue and rehome dogs like Star, along with many other animals in desperate need of love, care and attention.

If you would like to preorder cupcakes for a staff morning tea or other event, e-mail them on giscupcakeday@spca.nz for a form. All preorders need to be in by Wednesday August 1.

Otherwise, check out the city streets for cupcake sales on August 6 to help support the SPCA to look after the region’s unwanted animals.

Star was 18 months old when she was found abandoned, heavily pregnant, and handed in to Gisborne SPCA.

Last week the gentle-natured black Labrador gave birth to nine puppies — just one day after her “very capable” foster family took her into their home.

Foster mum Ema Vincent-Logan is now taking excellent care of Star and her new pups, says Gisborne SPCA centre manager Lindy Magee.

Star went into labour while still at the SPCA. Mrs Magee said staff were all ready to bring in air beds so they could spend the night with her.

But it was like Star held off giving birth until she had her own space and home, said Mrs Magee.

Ms Vincent-Logan said Star was an amazing mum to her new big brood.

“She’s so good, is always feeding them. If she pops off, she comes back regularly to check on them and if they cry, she cries.”

Star was great with her other dogs and children, she said.

“There definitely must be someone missing Star, for sure. She’s such a loyal dog. It will not be hard to find her a home.”

The puppies are almost a week old and “gorgeous”.

“They are crossed with a ridgeback so they have little mohawks.”

“The SPCA has been really amazing and I am just so glad I could help them.”

Ms Vincent-Logan said the SPCA provided her with everything she needed to keep Star fed and warm in her home.

Without the help of foster carers and volunteers, SPCA Gisborne would not be able to help as many animals.

On average, the shelter has 130 animals in its care, with approximately 30 of these in foster care.

Staff work hard at the centre and go home to foster animals at night — caring for animals around the clock.

On Monday, August 6, SPCA will celebrate its 10th annual Cupcake Day, a nationwide opportunity to donate.

The money raised will help to rescue and rehome dogs like Star, along with many other animals in desperate need of love, care and attention.

If you would like to preorder cupcakes for a staff morning tea or other event, e-mail them on giscupcakeday@spca.nz for a form. All preorders need to be in by Wednesday August 1.

Otherwise, check out the city streets for cupcake sales on August 6 to help support the SPCA to look after the region’s unwanted animals.

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