It was already 2:30 in the morning when a bartender in Terre Haute, Indiana, got off work. She went out by the backdoor, and she was greeted by a dog that was acting strange. She wasn’t aggressive or anything like that, but she kept on pacing back and forth. It was as if she was looking for someone.
The bartender got curious, and she approached the distraught dog. When the stray saw that she was coming near, she started walking away slowly. She wasn’t trying to get away, though.
She would stop from time to time and look back. It seemed that the homeless pooch wanted the lady to follow her.
So she did.
The two ended up in a playground a few blocks away from the bar. Then they stopped near a jungle gym. The dog walked under a slide, and that’s when the woman saw eight newborn puppies huddled together. She now realized that the mama dog wanted help for her babies.
The kind lady knew that she just couldn’t ignore the dog’s plea for help. So she got in touch with the Terre Haute Humane Society and reported what she found. The staff at the shelter was astonished to hear what the dog had just done. In no time at all, they sent rescuers to retrieve the homeless family.
A new life ahead
The staff at the shelter said that the dog mom probably realized that her puppies would not survive in the cold weather, so she looked for help. They named the clever pooch Jersey and gave her and her babies a warm and comfortable place to stay in.
They would take care of their family until the puppies are big and strong enough to be adopted. Hopefully, there will be loving homes that will take good care of all of them. Including Jersey.