We also encountered human nature's cruelty and a situation that called for a rescue mission. With just 3 days left on the road and the Vermilion Cliffs and Grand Canyon ahead of us, we were driving through Monument Valley in Navajo nation, outside of Mexican Hat, Utah, when we came upon 4 pups that were tossed out on the side of the road like trash. There was no other decision but to help them and bring them with us. Fortunately the Grand Canyon has a kennel facility available, and with the very wonderful staff 's help we were able to leave the pups in their care while we enjoyed the Grand Canyon.
Now they're here with us at home. And our other 5 animals are accommodating the newbies quite well. They miss their mommy, and cry/call for her. They are comforted when we sit with them and they cluck like little ducks when we hold them.