8 April 2022

Cuteness overload! A Kalgoorlie rescue dog has welcomed one of the largest litters RSPCA WA has ever seen.

Busy, a one-year-old rottweiler-cross, was heavily pregnant when she was surrendered recently. Within a few hours, she’d given birth to 15 healthy pups with help from local vets.

One of Busy  RSPCA rescue dog Busy snuggling with one of her puppies.

RSPCA WA Goldfields Inspector Fiona Brown says she was shocked to hear the puppies just kept on coming.

‘It’s definitely the largest litter I’ve seen in my seven years as an inspector,’ she says. 

‘Busy is an absolutely beautiful dog. She’s a great mum, and I’m thankful we were able to help her.’

Busy and her brood, dubbed Lime, Berries, Candy, Aqua, Bubbles, Sunshine, Whiskey, Peanut, Navy, Indigo, Lilac, Forrest, Clover, Steele and Coral, are healthy and thriving with local foster carer Samantha Robb.

Now six weeks old, they are getting stronger and more confident every day.

Samantha, who has been a carer with RSPCA for around a year, says she’s loving all the puppy cuddles, although ‘there is a lot of poop’.

‘We had a few scares early on, with some of the puppies dropping weight, and had to make an emergency trip to the vet for a gluttonous puppy who made herself sick from eating too fast, but today they’re full of energy, exploring and playing a lot,’ she says.

One of the puppies has his first weigh-in in RSPCA foster care.  A dirty puppy gets a bath in RSPCA foster care.

Once the pups are old enough, they will travel with Busy to RSPCA WA’s Animal Care Centre in Perth, where they’ll be de-sexed, vaccinated, microchipped and rehomed with loving new families.

Ms Brown thanked rangers for their assistance with Busy’s case.

If you’d like to help animals like Busy and her pups get a second chance, you can sign up to become a foster carer.

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