Stray Dog Leads Rescuers to Her Litter of Puppies

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When a stray found its way to the Langlade County Humane Society in Antigo, Wisconsin, shelter workers say they knew something was amiss.

That’s because it was obvious that the dog had been nursing puppies – but there was no sign of them. Fearing that the helpless youngsters would perish without their mother, LCHS staff took the dog for a drive and returned to the area where she was picked up.

Given the chance to return to her babies, ‘Star’ did not waste the opportunity, and led her rescuers around the corner of an area home to a shed where her puppies were found huddled together, crying for their mother. Mom and pups enjoyed a brief reunion before being collected and driven back to the humane society, where they will soon be available for adoption.

Star is a good mother, and you know she would want her puppies to go to loving homes. If you or anyone you know might be interested in providing one when the pups are available for adoption in a few weeks, please visit the Langlade County Humane Society at

7 thoughts on “Stray Dog Leads Rescuers to Her Litter of Puppies”

  1. I am so happy that they let this little mother find her babies. I hope that mom and pups all get good homes. Good job to the shelter workers who took the time to let the mom find her babies.

  2. So many other humane societies could learn from this example!!! If a stray dog shows up pregnant, She should be taken back to see if she still has pups. 1000’s of pregnant dogs are being dumped everyday. If people would spay and neuter, THIS wouldnt be an issue! God Bless this humane society and its Angels for taking the time to find these beautiful babies!

    • If she is pregnant she doesn’t have nursing pups they don’t get pregnant while they nurse, but I am glad she got to have her pups with her.

  3. If it’s in Antigo they probably put them all to sleep anyway. They are obviously pit-bulls (which I personally love) but they threatened to take mine away for riding in the car with us after the vet in Antigo. I don’t believe they adopt them out either. I hope I’m wrong though.


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