There’s an old saying that you only have one chance to make a good impression, but this dog never even got that chance. She was living on her own in less than ideal conditions, covered in dirt and seemingly unfriendly when we first crossed paths. But who could blame her? She was just trying to protect what mattered most to her.
Upon arrival at the location, Stray Rescue of St. Louis volunteers were greeted by a frightening female canine who was continuously barking. However, as they listened more closely, they heard the cries of little newborn puppies. It became clear that the reason for her aggression was to protect her vulnerable offspring. She had a precious responsibility to care for these tiny hearts.
In spite of Mama’s aggressive behavior, the rescuers refused to be disheartened. They felt it was their responsibility to ensure the safety of the family. To achieve this, they created a large and gentle trap, which they loaded with food as bait. Although Mama initially disapproved of this plan, her growls only became louder and more intense as the rescuers approached her young.
As the rescuers arrived, one of them bravely made their way towards the puppies. The mother dog followed suit and eventually walked right into the trap. The kind volunteer gently placed the first puppy in a soft bag – a successful rescue! The rest of the litter was found huddled together in a corner, fast asleep. One by one, the rescuer carefully retrieved each one until all six dogs were safely rescued.
As soon as Mama was taken out of the truck and reunited with her puppies, she had an immediate change in behavior. It was almost as if she knew exactly what was happening. It’s amazing how smart dogs can be.
My mom had marks on her face, which were likely caused by fighting with other animals. She was overjoyed to be brought back to a safe and cozy place with her babies. It was a significant improvement from the terrible environment they were living in before. She took the time to kiss and sniff each of her fellow dogs. They all needed some rest after their ordeal.
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