Rescued Dog, Who Recently Lost Puppies, Takes Comfort From Stuffed Animals

A broken heart can be tough to mend, but the people caring for a rescued shelter dog are doing their utmost to make the sad dog happy again. Her name is Kiah (meaning “new beginning”) and she was left wandering alone for weeks before a compassionate good Samaritan picked her up and brought her to Georgia’s Cherokee County Humane Society.

According to the shelter, Kiah’s body provided a glimpse to her difficult past…aside from having been bred multiple times, her teeth were filed down and she was pregnant. A veterinarian determined that, at some point in her life, someone had shot her, and that the puppies she was currently carrying were no longer alive.

Kiah underwent an emergency c-section…though the surgery saved her life, it did not remedy her broken heart. To help lift Kiah’s spirits, her foster mom, Caroline Claffey, surrounded her with stuffed animals. Claffey posted a video to Facebook showing Kiah snuggling up to her stand-in pups. According to ABC 7 News, the stuffed animals have provided a small measure of comfort, but overall, Kiah’s spirits are still “low.”

A fundraiser has been created to help cover all of Kiah’s veterinary needs. Click here to learn more about how you can help.

Find Cherokee County Humane Society’s Facebook page here.

(Images and video via GoFundMe and Facebook/Caroline Claffey)

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Penny Eims

Penny is a freelance writer who provided content to her National Dog News column at for 8 years. She is a current contributor to Fido Friendly Magazine, as well as a newly formed website, Pet Rescue Report. Penny is married and she has two rescued German shepherds and two kids.

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