Irene was in an animal control facility in Illinois and was going to be put to sleep the next day if a rescue group couldn't be found for her. Irene was heavily pregnant so not only would her life had been ended but the life of her unborn puppies would have been also. She was heavily infested with fleas, had severe hair loss and her skin was bright red. First thing for her was a bath in soothing oatmeal shampoo and then a dry, clean bed. The day after she arrived at her foster home she started having her puppies, She had one without any problems but struggled with the second. It was stillborn. The 3rd and 4th came quickly but she continued to struggle. Throughout the next day she had 4 more puppies at the vets office which were all stillborn. The 3 surviving puppies did well and grew into beautiful, healthy puppies.