As Ashley Boggs was driving down a forested road, the car in front of her came to a sudden stop. She had no idea what had happened, but then she saw a little brown dog barking at the cars. The animal was obviously in distress, but it wasn’t until Boggs that someone actually stopped. Not only did she bring a dog to safety, she also rescued her pups.
- Ashley Boggs works for Miracle for Satos Rescue. The organization rescues stray dogs and cats regularly, so she was well-versed on the signs of a struggling animal. When Boggs got out of her car to see to the dog that had run over, she noticed the dog was actively nursing. So, where were the puppies?
- The dog led Boggs to the puppies, that were in the brush close to the road. There were only two, but Boggs wasted no time scooping them up and getting them back to her car, along with their momma. However, she could hear more puppies crying.
- She found four more puppies in the woods. Boggs told The Dodo that she never expected to find six puppies in total, but she’s glad she did because they were in danger. “I was surprised that there were so many. I was also sad because I knew that they wouldn’t have survived if I hadn’t found them,” she said. “There was no food or water left, and they were in a very secluded area. It is joyful and sorrowful all at the same time. They were just so adorable.”
- Boggs realized the dog and her puppies had been dumped. This wasn’t just a stray dog that had given birth. The dog and her puppies were purposely abandoned, as evidenced by the crate left nearby. Thankfully, she was able to use it to transport all the puppies and their mom to the shelter.
- The puppies’ mom was thrilled to have been rescued and gave Ashley Boggs loads of kisses and tail wags in thanks. The puppies are having so much fun at the shelter, and two of them have already found their forever homes! “The mom is such an angel,” Ashley said. “She is very loving and enjoys when people come in and pet her. The puppies are extremely playful. They love to play with the volunteers and tug on the shoe laces.”