[WZZM13] MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, MICH. – It seemed innocent enough, but urgent: someone called 911 early Sunday, Dec. 11, to report a dog wandering around in the snowstorm. She appeared hurt, making the situation even more concerning given the cold and snow. Muskegon-based Pound Buddies took the call and sent a staff member to a vacant lot in Muskegon Heights where the dog last was seen, according to a post on its Facebook page. The employee came across the dog, now curled up in a ball and covered with snow. She allowed him to approach and put on a collar. When she stood up, the employee found many more animals in need — four newborn puppies. “It was a Christmas miracle,” the staffer reportedly said. As of Sunday morning, the mother dog was “very responsive” to staff and enjoyed the love. The puppies are no more than two days old.
With all the joy and love the holiday season brings, it’s hard to deny that it can also be a very difficult time for many people who don’t have families, loved ones to celebrate or a place to go home to. And the same can be said for the countless homeless and helpless animals who have nothing to do but roam the streets searching for food and shelter.
Thankfully, people tend to be a little more generous this time of year and when this poor mother dog and her pups were discovered they went above and beyond to contact the Pound Buddies to help.
This December, as the weather starts to turn even colder and the snow begins to fall, let this amazing story be a reminder of those less fortunate than we are and try to reach out to help in any way you can.
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