When a rescue mission occurs, it often captivates people in the local area and at times, it can even captivate the world. People watch as the event unfolds in front of them and sometimes, things get so tense that they may even find themselves holding their breath. When a rescue mission involves animals, it can be especially difficult. They don’t always work with you in the way that you would like and sometimes, you need to think on your feet. That is what happened with this little adventure.
When Hope for Paws arrived on the scene, they were responding to a report of little puppies living inside of a cave without a mother. They went out to investigate the scene but when they got there, they ended up finding something they weren’t expecting. At first, they looked quickly into the cave and they saw a few puppies. A man was even able to hold one of the puppies and was cautious that he wasn’t bitten what he removed it from the cave.
The puppy was crying for help, not knowing what was happening and never having been exposed to humans before. Soon he was calming down but the other puppies were excited because of what they heard taking place. They moved further back into the cave, so the man decided to go in. He Army-crawled his way in to get two more puppies but then the other puppies went so far back into the cave it was impossible to reach them.
The rescuer started digging a hole from the other side and they hoped they could see the puppies from that area. They were cautious that a cave-in didn’t occur and the man crawled back into the cave to remove the rest of the puppies. He even had to grab one of the puppies by the foot and unfortunately, the pup turned around and bit him.
When they had all eight of the puppies out of the cave, they thought that the rescue was a success. There were ready to load them up and take them back to provide the care they needed but then they discovered something they weren’t expecting.
There was one more puppy further back in the cave. She was being very quiet so if they hadn’t checked again, they would have missed her altogether. After pulling her out of the cave they discovered that she was the runt of the litter. This rescue group ended up saving the day twice.
You can see the rescue as it happens in this video: