Poppy’s condition was simply heartbreaking. It’s hard to understand how she could still have the energy to stand upright - her ribs and hips protruding from her skin.
Probably wondering where her next meal was coming from, despite being hungry and suffering herself, poppy wasn’t going let her puppies go without, staying close to their side.
Poppy’s shocking condition didn’t happen overnight, but she was lucky to have been rescued in the nick of time by Inspectors, before she reached the point of no return. A few more days and Poppy’s organs could have started to shut down, then there would be no one left to support her little ones.