Saving any soul is a celestial gesture, no matter what creature is being saved. Rescuing man’s best friend, however, is somehow even more sublime, especially considering the fact that dogs and puppies alike provide love that knows no boundaries, and are willing to sacrifice their own lives for our sake.
That’s why rescuers have one of the most noble jobs in the world – they put themselves out on the line on a daily basis to save others. This particular group of volunteers is called Hope For Paws, and they received a lead saying newborn puppies were stuck inside a cave, motherless, and were crying for help. Hope For Paws arrived at the scene almost immediately.
Once reaching the reported destination, they all took a peek inside the cave and quickly spotted an unclear number of puppies shivering. One of the Hope For Paws men decided to get to work. He knew it was only a matter of time before the shaken pups would understand his intention of getting them out of their safe space – and would try to escape him. Being quick on his feet, the man reached for the first puppy, positioning his grab in a way to avoid getting bitten.
Alarmed, the first puppy cried for help as he was unsure of what this human contact meant. Hearing these squeals, the rest of the puppies head straight into a narrower gap inside the cave. Unable to reach the rest of the puppies, the man got down on his hands and knees and crawled in the cave even further. He managed to squeeze out two more puppies, but the rest scattered even deeper inside the cave.
Having crawled in too deep, it became impossible to reach the remaining puppies, so the rest of the rescuers dug a hole on the opposite side of the cave. This call was a risky one, since digging around the cave’s foundations could have made it collapse all together. Thankfully, the cave stood tall while the hole was dug and the man slipped in to grab the rest of the puppies. This time he was bitten by one of them, but it didn’t matter – as long as all dogs were out.
As the group was about to pack up their equipment, the rescued puppies and leave, the man thought he’d better double check to make sure no other pups were left in the area. You can imagine his shocked expression when he noticed a smaller, completely silence pup looking up at him, terrified and unsure. This puppy was definitely the runt of the litter.
Gathering all 9 puppies and taking them to their new, safe home – and with a surrogate dog mom at that – these angels now have full, healthy lives ahead of them. Hope For Paws fosters animals in their homes, cage free, until they can find them permanent, loving families, and aims to educate people on the importance of companion animals in our society to stop the cycle of animal neglect and abuse.