Residents from the town of Muskegon in Michigan became concerned when they saw a dog wandering in an empty lot. They have never seen the pooch before and it was most likely that she was dumped by her previous owner. What was more worrying is that the area has just experienced a snowstorm which blanketed the town with deep white snow.
The weather was brutal, and the poor dog had nowhere to go for warmth. Aside from that, it also seemed that the dog is injured as she was walking around with a slight limp. To get the dog to safety, one of the kindhearted residents called the local shelter.
Robert Pringle, a rescuer and staff member of the shelter, came to the location right after receiving the call around midnight. He didn’t hesitate to leave his warm house to rescue the dog. The rescuer was joined by a police officer, and it didn’t take long for them to find the shivering dog. She was curled up like a ball, enduring the biting cold.
The poor pooch must have realized that the kind men were there to save her. She didn’t run away or turn aggressive when they put a leash on her neck. When they the dog to their vehicle, they were surprised to see that there were four puppies underneath her. She was trying to protect them and keep the litter warm.
The mama dog and her puppies were immediately taken to the shelter so that they can get out of the extreme weather. Robert opened the facility at around one in the morning and quickly set some food for the dog to eat. He also prepared a warm and comfortable place where the family could rest.
When the vet arrived hours later, he gave the dogs a thorough checkup. Thankfully, all of them were healthy. The vet noted that the dog was about to become a senior, and the puppies were around two days old.
The shelter posted their photos and story on their social media accounts, and the public quickly showed interest. Some have already offered to foster the family. Thanks to the kindness and efforts of a lot of people, these dogs will never have to suffer again.
Source: Pound Buddies via Facebook