"The fetuses have strong heartbeats and were bouncing around," the Forever Changed Animal Rescue wrote on Facebook
It's been an eventful few days for Connie the Container Dog!
A team of marine inspectors from the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston rescued the adorable canine from a shipping container in the Port of Houston on Jan. 31. It is believed that the dog was trapped inside for at least a week, per the U.S. Coast Guard Heartland.
The organization said Connie was "tired, hungry, and very happy to see her rescuers" after being found and focused on finding her a new home.
After being taken to the Pasadena Animal Shelter in Pasadena, Texas, for care, it was determined that Connie would be sent with the Maryland-based organization Forever Changed Animal Rescue (FCAR) "for a new shot at life."
"Connie is a bit under weight and currently weighs 30lbs," FCAR wrote while sharing the news on Facebook on Friday. "She is incredibly sweet but very shy and scared of her new surroundings, as to be expected. She is heartworm-positive, and we will be getting her started on treatment ASAP. We will also be doing a full workup on her to ensure that she receives all the care she needs and deserves."
The U.S. Coast Guard Heartland shared a sweet video of Connie being flown to the FCAR on Tuesday. The FCAR shared that she was able to make her arrival with them due to "two amazing Pilots N Paws pilots" who flew her "first class." After undergoing multiple exams following her arrival, it was discovered that she was pregnant.
"She was taken directly to our rescue Founder, Director, and Veterinarian for a full workup, including bloodwork, x-rays, and an ultrasound. Upon exam, we noticed that Connie had some mammary development. Her x-rays showed some minor concerns, and when the ultrasound was performed, SURPRISE CONNIE IS PREGNANT!!!" FCAR wrote in an update on Wednesday.
"The fetuses have strong heartbeats and were bouncing around, so while her pregnancy is guarded due to her being without food and water for 8 days or more, we are hopeful given what we could see," the update continued.
She will be residing with a vet during her pregnancy, and the organization will look for her "forever home" after she's fully recovered, reported WRC-TV.
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According to KHOU, the U.S. Coast Guard Heartland was honored with PETA's Compassionate Action Award following Connie's rescue.
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