Seven puppies have been pulled out from underneath a house during a grueling two-hour rescue operation after their parents were seen crawling under the foundation.
Team members from the animal rescue organization Arizona Humane Society in Phoenix received several messages about stray dogs who kept entering a hole that had been dug under a house that was slated for demolition earlier this month, according to reports.
‘When the EAMTs [emergency animal medical technicians] arrived on scene, witnesses stated that they believed the female dog had recently had puppies but they were nowhere to be found,’ the Arizona Human Society said.
Safe and sound: A injured dog and her seven puppies were rescued from underneath a home that was going to be demolished
Mom and dad: The Arizona Humane Society in Phoenix was messaged about stray dogs who kept entering a hole under a house that was slated for demolition
Technician Theresa Scheckel noticed that the female dog looked like she had been nursing and decided to dig holes on each side of the house with the help of her partner Dan McGrath to see if the puppies were underneath.
When McGrath slid into the larger hole, he discovered the puppies in a pile. There were five males and two females in the litter, all of whom were less than two weeks old.
While under the house, he used a gurney to slide the puppies to Scheckel, who pulled them out from underneath the dwelling one at a time.
Process: Emergency animal medical technicians Theresa Scheckel and Dan McGrath larger holes under the the house to see if they could find the puppies
Teamwork: While under the house, McGrath used a gurney to slide the puppies to Scheckel, who pulled them out from underneath the dwelling one at a time
‘After two hours of digging holes, locating the pups, and sliding each one out one by one, the pups and mom were reunited before heading to the Arizona Humane Society’s trauma hospital for medical exams,’ the organization said.
The mother had suffered puncture wounds to her torso and officials said she was likely injured by constantly going underneath the house to take care of her babies.
‘Her demeanor is just as sweet with people as it is with her puppies and she is an excellent, attentive mother,’ the Arizona Humane Society said in a statement.
Puppy love: Some of the puppies snoozed on the ground while they waited for their siblings to be rescued. The entire operation took two hours
Family: There were five males and two females in the litter, all of whom were less than two weeks old.
Mommy’s kisses: The mom and her puppies were reunited before heading to the Arizona Humane Society’s trauma hospital for medical exams
‘The mom and puppies are now resting comfortably in the Arizona Humane Society’s Mutternity Suites, an extension of AHS’ trauma hospital.
‘Mom and puppies will soon head to an AHS Foster Hero home to continue their journey until they are old enough to eat on their own.’
The dogs will be available for adoption in several weeks.
Source: Daily Mail
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