An American Texas resident named Christine spotted this dog at the pier. Lonely, skinny, and hungry, the poor dog was pacing back and forth, trying to find food. When the woman saw it, she couldn’t pass it by she felt the dog needed help. When Christine approached the dog, it turned out to be incredibly friendly.
The dog immediately started wagging its tail and greeting the woman as if it had known her for a long time. Later Christine brought her water and food and also noticed that the dog appeared to be a nursing mother. The woman immediately realized that the puppies must be somewhere nearby, so she waited for the doggie to go to them.
“They were stashed at an old, rundown, closed restaurant, right on the porch area,” Erwin told The Dodo. “They were only 3 to 4 weeks old. It was December and temps were going to be dropping soon, and I couldn’t leave them.”
A little later, the dog led Christine to her puppies. She had eight little ones that she hid behind a building nearby. It was cold outside, and Christine couldn’t leave her family outside, so she decided to take care of them. First, with the help of volunteers, she moved the family to her home, and then she found a foster home for them.
“She had to have been drained and exhausted keeping them alive,” Erwin said. “I really feel for stray momma dogs, so it was especially hard for me.”
The puppies were about 3-4 weeks old at the time of rescue. They were healthy and active, but their skinny mom gave all her energy to her babies and she had no time for herself. At the shelter, the mother dog, who was named Marla, blossomed. Under the care of caring people, the grateful doggie has recovered and become much more active. At the same time, Marla didn’t forget to take care of her babies.
It took several weeks for the volunteers to find homes for all the puppies. Later, Marla found a home for herself. Thank you to the kind woman for saving this family of dogs!
“They didn’t have to be the next generation of stray dogs,” Erwin said. “I’m so glad I was there that day and could change their future.”