And then there were five.
One of the pups has left the building, so to speak. She was very weak to begin with and had a festering wound, which didn't get many chances to heal what with the huge number of insects in the immediate vicinity. For the last few days we’ve been applying ointment and a spray on a vet’s prescription, but it all came too late for her. The others are doing reasonably well as of now, though I would be very surprised if all of them survived the next couple of months. Tried to get them taken in by Friendicoes but those guys already have far more animals than they can handle (many of which are diseased) and they told us candidly that pups this age wouldn't survive long in their shelter. Still, we’ve got the first round of vaccinations done (the next is due on September 1) and they get a good supply of milk and bread daily.
As mentioned earlier, please circulate this post/my mail ID to anyone who might be interested in adoption.
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