Strange sounds coming from a hole in his backyard prompted a Michigan man to go and investigate. Upon further inspection, he […]
Strange sounds coming from a hole in his backyard prompted a Michigan man to go and investigate. Upon further inspection, he realized the sound he was hearing was the sound of puppies!
This prompted him to call the Michigan Humane Society to come and help.
Michigan Humane Society workers rescued 11 puppies from a home behind a Detroit home.
The rescue occurred Wednesday after the city was hit by heavy rain, thunder and lightning.
Humane Society staffers Chris Ouwerkerk and Pam Dybowski say they feared the puppies might drown if water filled the hole where they were hiding from the weather.
The Humane Society set traps near the home in hopes of catching the mother of the puppies and reuniting her with her litter.
Ouwerkerk said: “We just didn’t want to take them without mom,” he said, “but with all the rain that was coming today, I mean, as you can tell, it was already wet and muddy down there and those guys are wet and muddy, so we didn’t want to leave them because if it does flood down there, then if they didn’t make it out then they wouldn’t survive. If they did make it out, then they didn’t have a home. Mom can only protect them so much.”
He added that the pups were in further danger because there are other stray dogs in the area.
Matthew Pepper, the CEO of the Michigan Humane Society, reports that the rescue was a “unique opportunity to show people what their support makes possible, and what we do every day.”