The old adage goes, “you just have one possibility to make a good impression.” However, for this canine, who was living in squalor and looking after her own survival, that opportunity never presented itself.
When we initially met her, she appeared aggressive– but she had every right to be. She was securing the things that mattered most to her.
When Stray Rescue of St. Louis volunteers arrived on the scene, they were met by a fearsome female canine who would not cease growling. Then, when the rescuers listened carefully, they heard tiny newborn puppies crying. So that’s why she’s so aggressive. She has a great cause to be protective about. She has little souls to take care of.
Despite Mother’s aggression, the rescuers couldn’t allow themselves get intimidated. They had to remember their duty was to get the family to safety. So, they set up a big humane trap and baited it with food.
At first, Mother saw this and didn’t like it one bit– she started growling louder and louder as the rescuers got closer to her babies!
One of the rescuers grabbed among her puppies. Mother followed her and walked straight into the catch after seeing that. The volunteer after that placed puppy # 1 in a soft bag. It was now time to get the rest of the litter. They were gathered in a corner, sleeping. One by one, the rescuer saved them. There were 6 pups in total.
Mother’s entire disposition alteration took place the moment she was unloaded from the vehicle and set eyes on her babies again. It was as if she understood specifically what was happening. Canines are pretty clever, you know.
Mother had scars on her face. Perhaps from canine fights. She was so pleased to be put back with her children in a comfortable spot. So much better than that horrible place they were living!
She gave each puppy a smell and a kiss. Currently it was time for a much-needed nap.
Rescues like this one need all of our support. Let’s applaud them for all of their efforts and follow them on YouTube! There is information in the video clip summary on just how you can donate to their cause as well as apply to adopt! D.
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