The five American Pit Bull Terriers were born on Jan. 3 at 6:06 p.m.

The five American Pit Bull Terriers were born on Jan. 3 at 6:06 p.m.

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS5) -- The Arizona Humane Society is welcoming 2020 with the first litter of puppies to arrive in the new near. The five American Pit Bull Terriers were born on Jan. 3 at 6:06 p.m.

First pups of 2020

The litter of four girls and one boy (in the middle, wearing the bow tie!) was born to Aphrodite, a three-year-old Pit Bull Terrier.

The litter of four girls and one boy (the boy is in the middle, wearing the bow tie!) was born to Aphrodite, a three-year-old Pit Bull Terrier.

Aprhodite was rescued by an AHS Emergency Animal Medical Technician on Dec. 20 near 27th Avenue and Thomas Road. She had been found abandoned in a backyard with two other dogs.

When AHS veterinarians discovered Aphrodite was pregnant, they admitted her into the shelter’s Mutternity Suites, a quiet, medically-supervised area for pregnant and nursing dogs to give birth and care for their puppies while waiting for a Foster Hero home. She gave birth a couple of weeks later.

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Aphrodite and her pups are just a few of more nearly 900 moms and puppies who have been cared for in AHS’ Mutternity Suites since it opened at the end of 2017.

These adorable pups have already been taken in by a foster family to get some extra love and care. The babies will be ready for adoption in about 8 to 9 weeks. We will keep you posted on when they become available.

But foster homes are always needed. Anyone who is interested in fostering pregnant four-legged mamas and babies are encouraged to sign-up to be a Foster Hero by visiting azhumane.org/foster.

[RELATED: Foster homes desperately needed for 75 kittens at AZ Humane Society]

Arizona Humane Society

602-997-7585

1521 W. Dobbins Road, Phoenix, AZ 85041

www.azhumane.org

 

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