When Loretta was dumped at the San Bernardino City shelter, she was still named “Mamas.”
After overbreeding and neglecting her, Loretta’s owners just dumped her. The size of mother dog teats suggested she had had a litter of puppies very recently.
“I’ve never met a dog so fearful,” said Kelly Reeves, president of Paw Prints in the Sand Animal Rescue. When she was dropped off at the shelter, Loretta couldn’t stop shaking.
“She was too afraid to walk,” Reeves said.
“I had to carry her to my car, in and out of the vet and into my house. She buried her head anywhere she could and stayed flat on the floor, hoping to become invisible.”
For the first few days after being surrendered, Loretta could hardly look at anyone.
“The puppies were likely recently weaned,” Reeves said. “The people will sell them while they dumped their breeding machine.