When talking about difficult rescues, those that are typically the hardest are when rescuers encounter a scared mama dog who is just trying to protect her babies.
They can typically be a little bit aggressive if it means protecting the puppies, and this can make a rescue pretty difficult unless it’s done properly.
In this story, we will talk about one such case where rescuers managed to save a frightened mama dog and her babies.
She Is So Scared
In November, 2023, Stray Rescue of St. Louis received a call about a Mama Dog living in an abandoned area with her puppies, and the rescuers rushed to help.
They got to the area where she was staying and found her pretty quickly. It was apparent that she did not want them around.
Anytime rescuers got even a little bit close, she would bark and take an aggressive stance to protect her babies.
She was just scared and didn’t know if these new people meant her harm or wanted to help.
The rescuers needed to find the puppies, but they needed their mom to step down first, so they prepared a humane trap.
It took a bit, as the mama dog hesitated, but she fell for the trap eventually and they managed to place her in the kennel.
They continued to look for the puppies in the abandoned house, but they could not find a sign of them, which confused them.
Mama Dog Finally Relaxed
As the search continued, one of the rescuers heard a noise coming from a shed-like structure and followed it.
After they got there, they found all of her puppies. There were nine of them and they were all so adorable.
However, there was no time to waste, so they took all of them back to the vehicle they came in.
The mama dog was still angry and confused after being separated from her children, but it was for her own good.
When they were all placed in the vehicle, they took them to the St. Louis shelter where they received the necessary medical attention.
The sweet puppies were reunited with their mom and she was a lot more relaxed now that they were around.
The puppies are still very young, which means it will take a while before they are all adopted and in their new homes.
Until then, they will enjoy their time at the shelter where they can grow, explore, and learn many new things together.