A big dog foster co-ordinator and transport driver of an animal shelter had a road trip to remember while driving 49 pups from Kentucky to Minnesota for rehoming. One of the dogs, a pregnant pit bull-mix, gave birth to a staggering 14 puppies on the road.
Summer heard a telltale squeaking from the back of her vanimal about two hours into the Dec. 5 trip and pulled over to investigate. There were three pregnant pups among the rescues, but one mom-to-be, Grace, couldn't wait a moment longer to bring her babies into the world.
The "little squeaking" Summer heard was Grace's first baby. "[I]t just went crazy from there," said Rachel. Grace proceeded to deliver 14 puppies as Summer drove across multiple state borders.
"Sometimes rescue is hard and we feel overwhelmed (especially during a pandemic) and we want to step away," the team reflected. "But then we remember that momma Grace and the other 48 animals on this transport couldn’t afford for us to take a break. Their lives depend on us not stepping away.
"But today," they signed off, "we are celebrating the birthday of 14 new puppies. And the re-birth of 49 lives."