A dog and a litter of her six puppies were recently discovered in a Northern Minnesota snowdrift and were transported to an animal shelter. The staff at the animal shelter was amazed at how the animals were able to survive.
The dog was found with her puppies by a family that was immensely concerned about the safety of the animals. The family safely drove the pups and the mother dog to a nearby rescue shelter.
The staff at the shelter named the dog Snowbelle.
The shelter’s Facebook post mentioned that the puppies were around three weeks old when they were dropped off at the shelter. The post also said that the staff at the shelter had no clue how the dog and the puppies were able to survive the freezing conditions that they had to deal with.
When the animals had reached the shelter, the puppies were starving because their mother had no milk left to feed them.
The shelter wrote that fortunately, for the canines, they were able to make a reasonable recovery.
After spending a few days at the rescue facility and getting a lot of food to consume, the mother dog was able to produce plenty of milk for her puppies.
The incident highlighted the need for the availability of food and shelters in these icy weather conditions.
The Facebook post uploaded by the shelter received more than four-hundred reactions, and several people from the local community showered their praise on Snowbelle.
One person commented that Snowbelle was such an awesome mum, and the puppies are very lucky to have a strong mother like her.
Another person wrote that Snowbelle must have fought quite hard with the chilly weather conditions to keep her puppies warm while trying to survive herself.
People also appreciated the family who noticed the canines and saved them from their ordeal.
Image source: Red Lake Rosie’s Rescue via Facebook