Pregnant Pit Bull Won’t Give Birth, Everyone Was Shocked To Learn Why

Published on April 14, 2019
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The vet was staring in shock at the ultrasound results waiting for her. She tried to count again, but things stayed the same. After realizing this, she had to pause because she did not think this was even possible. Those white outlines indicated only one thing, after all. It was time to talk to the parents as soon as she could.

Pregnant Pit Bull Won't Give Birth, Everyone Was Shocked To Learn Why

Pregnant Pit Bull Won’t Give Birth, Everyone Was Shocked To Learn Why

Time To Choose One

Mariesa and Chris were interested in bringing home another dog, so they dropped by the shelter. They were only looking for a single dog, though it must have been hard to narrow it all down. They were all sweet dogs, but Mariesa found the right one after looking around the place.

Time To Choose One

Time To Choose One

Belly Full Of Unborn Pups

They found the right dog when she approached them and began to lick their hands. The pregnant dog was able to tell Mariesa exactly how much she and her unborn puppies deserved a proper home. Mariesa knew then and there that she was the one they needed to take home. However, was this the right decision to make?

Belly Full Of Unborn Pups

Belly Full Of Unborn Pups

Bred And Then Surrendered At The Shelter

They had no idea that Storie, the pregnant pit bull, boasted of a tale sadder than most. Mariesa wanted to sob for the dog, who had gone through so much already. She used to belong to a backyard breeder, although they took her to the shelter in the middle of the pregnancy. That must have sucked a lot.

Bred And Then Surrendered At The Shelter

Bred And Then Surrendered At The Shelter

A Loving Home

Chris and Mariesa were aware that they were doing the right thing by caring for this dog and her still unborn puppies. However, the tragic tale had more shocking details. The vet told them something shocking.

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A Loving Home

Fans Of Pit Bulls

Chris and Mariesa have an unusual love for a specific breed of dogs: pit bulls! You would not believe how many they already rescued in the past. They already have ten of these beautiful dogs at home.

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Fans Of Pit Bulls

Misunderstood

Although they already had a lot of pit bulls at home, they wanted to do everything they could for them. This was what propelled them to go to the shelter again. However, this visit was not like the ones they had in the past.

Fans Of Pit Bulls

Misunderstood

Loving Parents To Many Dogs

The lovely individuals are both passionate about animals. This is a great thing, especially since Mariesa once talked about the difficulties of having a partner who did not love animals as much as she did.

Loving Parents To Many Dogs

Loving Parents To Many Dogs

Chris Was Different

Luckily, things changed for her when she and Chris started going out. He was a dog lover too, so their relationship did not at all suffer from their love of animals. It is actually quite the opposite for them!

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Chris Was Different

Friendly Faces In These Places

It is tragic that many rescue centers and animal shelters do not get the support and resources they need. Although they want to go further and help all animals, it is simply impossible for them. When Mariesa and Chris dropped by the Pibbles & More Animal Rescue, they noticed all the pit bulls there.

Friendly Faces In These Places

Friendly Faces In These Places

A Reputation They Did Not Deserve

Pit bulls, unfortunately, have the worst reputation when it comes to house pets. Although they have a big head and a muscular body, they are not actually dangerous. Nonetheless, different states made it illegal to have a pit bull for a pet.

A Reputation They Did Not Deserve

A Reputation They Did Not Deserve

Trying To Change The Stigma

Mariesa and Chris were aware of these things, which is the reason they adopted pit bulls. Their babies never acted violence at all. As you can see, they wanted to do more things for these dogs.

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Trying To Change The Stigma

Loving And Loyal Creatures

Pit bulls might be called the most dangerous dog breed on the planet, but this is not true. In reality, pit bulls can be just as loving and loyal as other dogs. Just make sure you give them love and affection.

Loving and Loyal Creatures

Loving And Loyal Creatures

The Pups Should Have Popped Out Already

This was when the rescue staff told the couple that it was past time that Storie delivers the puppies. They were not sure why it did not happen already. There was something wrong, that much was clear.

The Pups Should Have Popped Out Already

The Pups Should Have Popped Out Already

Helping The Soon-To-Be Mom

Time was of the essence. Storie needed to be cared for then and there. Chris and Mariesa talked a little more but only came to a decision when Storie rested her head on Mariesa’s knee and looked pleadingly.

Helping The Soon-To-Be Mom

Helping The Soon-To-Be Mom

Big Dog Family

That was how Mariesa decided to bring Storie home with her. However, there were still some thoughts nagging at her. With the puppies, their family was going to become much bigger. Could they handle it?

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Big Dog Family

The Perfect Solution

Storie and her puppies were going to be too much for them, but this did not stop Mariesa from wanting to take her out of the shelter immediately. Chris was the person who thought of a good solution.

The Perfect Solution

The Perfect Solution

Foster Parents

Chris was the one to suggest that they take in Storie and the pups while waiting for animal rescue to find them forever homes. This was perfect for them. However, what was happening with the pregnancy?

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Foster Parents

Looking For Answers Online

They had no idea what was happening because they have not heard of this before. For some reason, Storie was preventing the birth of her puppies. Chris and Mariesa scoured the internet for answers.

Looking For Answers Online

Looking For Answers Online

Relationship Between Trauma And Birth

Lots of humans believe they are far superior to animals, especially when it comes to intelligence. After going online to do some research, Chris and Mariesa found many reasons why this happens. One particular article fit the circumstances perfectly.

Relationship Between Trauma And Birth

Relationship Between Trauma And Birth

Stressful Conditions

The research said that animals experience tons of trauma and stress when they are inside rescue shelters. For pregnant dogs, the risk is even higher. Shelters might have been built to help dogs, although the environment is not the best for them.

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Stressful Conditions

Realizing How Dangerous The Situation Is

Mariesa and Chris continued their research some more. They found out that Storie could lose her life, and that the puppies could die! Pregnant dogs in such traumatic situations typically refuse to give birth to save their puppies from the dangers of the environment.

Realizing How Dangerous The Situation Is

Realizing How Dangerous The Situation Is

What The Ultrasound Showed

The vet used the ultrasound machine on Storie, but she could not believe her eyes when she saw the results. She shook her head, shocked by what she saw. She thought she made some mistake!

What The Ultrasound Showed

What The Ultrasound Showed

Something Isn’t Right

No matter what she did, the shapes did not change nor disappear, so it could only mean it was true. The white outlines meant groundbreaking things for everyone involved. Mariesa could feel that something was wrong. What was it?

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Something Isn’t Right

The Shock Of A Lifetime

The vet then launched into an explanation about the unusual thing she discovered in the womb of the pregnant dog. They thought there were six puppies in the womb, but the ultrasound showed them something else.

The Shock Of A Lifetime

The Shock Of A Lifetime

A Development No One Expected

The vet was surprised by what she discovered. After recounting the puppies, the number stayed the same. At last, it was time to let the parents know that they were about to get twelve puppies!

A Development No One Expected

A Development No One Expected

Disbelief

They were in complete shock after hearing the big news. They had no idea this was going to happen. Moreover, they wanted to know what it was going to mean for the pregnancy. Will Storie be okay?

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Disbelief

Go Home And Wait

The vet had no clue why Storie had not given birth already. Despite this, they saw that the puppies were alive thanks to the ultrasounds. The vet said they should return if she didn’t deliver within 48 hours.

Go Home And Wait

Go Home And Wait

The Parents Are Anxious

The couple felt very stressed about the situation they were in. Storie could not only lose her six babies but the whole lot of them! They were nervous about the following 48 hours. Luckily, Mariesa had an idea.

The Parents Are Anxious

The Parents Are Anxious

Giving Her A Space Of Her Own

Mariesa and Chris already read up on the situation, so they knew it was important to give Storie a comfortable environment. In the bedroom, they piled blankets and pillows to make her feel at home.

Giving Her A Space Of Her Own

Giving Her A Space Of Her Own

A Dozen Puppies

Chris and Mariesa finished doing this and headed off to bed. They just checked in on her in the morning. They wanted her to feel better already, but they had no idea there was a surprise in store for them.

A Dozen Puppies

A Dozen Puppies

During The Night

The couple went into the bedroom and saw Storie with all 12 of her puppies. Apparently, she gave birth to the babies over the night. The couple eventually figured out why she only gave birth at that moment.

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During The Night

Waiting For A Little TLC

It does not take a genius to figure out that it is stressful to deliver in shelters. Storie knew her puppies would be in danger, so she kept waiting until she was taken in by Chris and Mariesa!

Waiting For A Little TLC

Waiting For A Little TLC

A Pack Of Her Own

Storie only had to spend less than a day with Mariesa and Chris before she was comfy enough to give birth to her litter. What an intelligent dog she was, even though no one understood before!

A Pack Of Her Own

A Pack Of Her Own

Puppies For Adoption

It took a couple of weeks, but the puppies finally opened their eyes. Mariesa and Chris had such a great time with the babies. They played in the yard a lot, and Storie was always there to watch them.

Puppies For Adoption

Puppies For Adoption

A Great Dog Mama

Storie took great care of them, but what else do you expect from the best dog momma ever? Unfortunately, the adoption requests came in not long after. It was sad, but it was time to say goodbye.

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A Great Dog Mama

Heading For Their New Homes

It only took an impressive 10 weeks before they found homes for all of the puppies. Chris and Mariesa might have loved them, but they could not afford to do so. For their sake, it was best to find other homes.

Heading For Their New Homes

Heading For Their New Homes

10 Weeks Old

At only ten weeks, the puppies were shipped off to their new homes. However, what was going to happen to their mother? It is nice they are in good hands, but their mother deserved the same fate.

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10 Weeks Old

Her Forever Home

It is not at all surprising to hear that the story went viral on Facebook. The inspiring story was well-received by people and reached a man who fell in love with Storie as soon as he heard about it.

Her Forever Home

Her Forever Home

They All Found Homes!

He decided he will bring her home with him… Finally, Storie found her forever home just like her puppies. She also got spayed so that she will not have to deal with huge pregnancies in the future.

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They All Found Homes!

The Best Dog Mom

Storie might have given birth to a lot of babies, but she still managed to give them the attention and love they needed. They spent a short time together, but it was enough to show her maternal instincts.

The Best Dog Mom

The Best Dog Mom

If Not For Them

All twelve puppies from Storie’s litters thrive in their respective new homes. They seem to be doing well and receive plenty of love. Let us hope it stays this way for the rest of their lives!

If Not For Them

If Not For Them

A Crucial Chance

If Mariesa and Chris didn’t take her in, things would have ended very differently. The puppies and Storie herself might not even be here! Luckily, there are still good people like these two out there.

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A Crucial Chance

A Happy Note

We are happy that Storie’s story ended positively, although there are numerous dogs who will never be adopted. Let us all do our part and help shelters in whatever way we could. You don’t need to adopt to help.

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A Happy Note

Helping Out

We recommend fostering animals if you could, but we know that it is not always possible. Another thing you could do would be to spread the word about these centers and shelters or donate money to them. Trust us, it will go a long way!

Helping Out

Helping Out

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