Animal rescuers from the Michigan Humane Society went around various Detroit neighborhoods assessing the stray dogs wandering in the area. They were doing a survey to come up with a viable plan to make the situation better.
They came across a black dog who seemed very friendly at first. She would smile and wag her tail as they walked along the sidewalk. But when they came too close to the porch of an abandoned, she started to become aggressive and barked at the rescuers.
The rescuers talked to one of the residents in the area, and they learned that the dog was abandoned by their owners when they moved. Shortly after getting left behind, she gave birth to a litter of five puppies.
Some kindhearted neighbors tried to give her some food and water, but no one could come close enough to actually feed her. They have grown terrified of the mama dog. With no source of nutrients, the poor pooch struggled to take care of her puppies.
The rescuers called for backup right away.
As expected, the dog growled and made an aggressive stance towards the rescuers. They had to use a soft lead to safely get her in control. The black pooch struggled to get free, but eventually, she calmed down. With some gentle words and slow rubbing of her head and body, she realized that she was safe.
After being placed inside a kennel, the rescuers took all five puppies from underneath the porch and reunited them with their mom. They were all taken to a local shelter, where they were fed and given a medical examination.
The vet said that the litter was relatively fine, and they got them before anything worse could happen. They will all be staying in the shelter until they are cleared to be put up for adoption.
Source: World Animal Awareness Society via Youtube