When Dog Res.cue Shelter Mladenovac, Serbia arrived to assist them, they discovered a mother dog and her newborn puppies huddled in a small cardboard box under a car.
Because it had rained the night before, the dog had walked inside a shop looking for shelter, and the nice shopkeepers placed the box next to the car for her. She remained there until res.cuers arrived.
The res.cuer approaches the mama dog gently, speaking softly to her and trying to gain her trust. The mother, on the other hand, appears shy and concerned by his attention, encircling her puppies with her paws to pro.tect them.
When the man feeds her food, she relaxes her guard, but when he tries to collar her, she rushes out of the box.
Despite the da.n.ger of her fleeing, the mothering instincts of the dog are too strong, and she refuses to aba.ndon her babies.
“This po.or female was definitely afr.aid,” Mladenovac writes of the dog, “but she showed her bravery and readiness to trust people who wished to save her and her six kids.” The mother could take care of “her infants without worry” back at their shelter.