Roaming Rescue of St. Louis came across a dog with an injured foot. Obviously they intended on rescuing, but what they didn’t know was that they were about to rescue far more.
Soon after saving the dog, they noticed that she had milk. That’s when they knew this dog was a new mother and had pups somewhere close by. Rescuers knew they had to look for them and act quickly.
They went right to the underbrush where the mama dog was living to see if her puppies where there. Rescues pushed branches apart and crawled to shrubs till they finally discovered a little den.
Inside the den, an opening in the ground that was like a ‘safe haven,’ were not simply a few young puppies, but THIRTEEN! Their mother did such a terrific work hiding them to keep them safe and cozy.
Rescuers gently put the puppies right into a container one by one before bringing them and their mother back to their rescue. There, they were able to give the mother and pups the healthcare they required.
The mother will certainly be undergoing surgery on her injured leg, and all of the puppies will certainly be spayed and neutered and eventually put up for adoption once they are old enough.
In the meantime, Stray Rescue of St. Louis is searching for people/families to foster puppies. They provide classes and have more information on their website, which you can read by clicking here.