The mama pooch is Raina, a gorgeous German Shepherd. And thankfully for her and her litter, a neighbour had heard the dogs’ frantic cries from the hole. The man then called the Michigan Humane Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping animals by rescuing them and organizing adoptions.
And when two staff from the society arrived, the severity of the situation soon became apparent. The pups’ mom was loose and nowhere to be seen, while her petrified litter cowered in the hole. But with the clock ticking and heavy rain forecast, the two workers knew they had to act fast. So, they set a trap for Raina, while they worked out how to get the pups out of the hole.
Ignoring the atrocious conditions, the rescuers then knuckled down to the task in hand. And the dramatic scenes were all streamed live on the Michigan Humane Society’s Facebook page. The rescue involved one of the volunteers, Chris, lying on the sodden ground and reaching his arm deep inside the hole.