Ima is a Three-year-old Hound combine from North Carolina. After being deserted by her proprietor, a form neighbor took her in, however the stressed-out pooch ran away. When she returned a month later, she was pregnant.
Quickly after, Ima discovered herself within the shelter system, ultimately being positioned in an exquisite foster house the place she is anticipated to ship her pups any day now.
Her doting foster mother, Sarah Freeman, instructed PEOPLE Pets:
“The neighbor knew she couldn’t afford to maintain Ima and her puppies correctly so she surrendered Ima to Paws of Piedmont. Ima was then delivered to the Better Charlotte SPCA.”
Freeman is a volunteer with the GCSPCA. In her 18 months with the group, she has fostered greater than 60 canines, offering priceless socialization abilities and getting ready them for his or her futures as beloved household pets. She additionally runs the shelter’s Instagram account.
With the rescue canine’s due date quickly approaching, Freeman determined to deal with Ima to a particular maternity picture shoot. She gathered pink, blue and purple balloons with the message “Able to POP!”, and outfitted the mannequin mama with a “New-Mother-to-Be” sash and a crown of fake flowers.
“I really like taking cute pictures of my fosters to point out them off on Instagram, it’s such a good way to point out off your fosters and discover properties!” Freeman instructed PEOPLE. “I believed it could be a good way to spend the afternoon.”
Ima adored having a lot consideration lavished on her, having fun with “plenty of stomach rubs” between pictures.
When the puppies arrive, they are going to be showered with the identical love and help from Freeman, her roommate, and the pair’s three canines.
Freeman instructed iHeartDogs that fostering pups in want has been one of the rewarding experiences of her life.
“I’ve all the time cherished canines however by no means in my life did I feel I might truly assist them! It’s completely wonderful watching these scared & deserted canines remodel into completely happy & loving canines!”
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When Ima’s puppies are at the very least 6-weeks-old and weaned, the complete household might be obtainable for adoption. Ima will after all be spayed by GCSPCA earlier than going to her endlessly house.
“She loves any affection you give her and does properly with my canine and different fosters,” Freeman mentioned. “I feel she is going to do nice in any house!”
Within the meantime, Ima might be finding out up on the best way to be the very best mother she could be!
If you want to ship Ima a “pet bathe” reward to assist her put together, go to her Amazon wishlist.
And don’t neglect to comply with Freeman’s ever-rotating band of foster pups on Instagram @houseoffosters. Cute pet pictures coming quickly!
H/T to PEOPLE Pets
All Pictures Courtesy of Sarah Freeman