Heartbreaking as it is, some people only see animals as a commodity to abuse and exploit, then abandon when they’re deemed of no further use.
Such is the case for all mother dogs stuck in puppy mills, living in filthy conditions and giving birth over and over until their bodies can’t handle any more. Though it isn’t known whether Perla the Labrador retriever came from such a place, it was clear to the people who make up Hope for Paws that she’d been used for breeding then left to fend for herself on the streets.
When the animal rescue organization received a call about the abandoned pup, they drove out to find her. Other people had tried to catch her beforehand but didn’t have any luck.