Hero the dog and the pups he rescued are now safely inside and on the road to recovery

By Barkpost
Updated March 17, 2015 08:15 PM

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In Dallas, Texas, a group of dedicated animal rescuers had pursued an elusive pup who was determined to live in a patch of woods in a city park.

Recently, one of the equally determined rescuers was approached by the very dog she was looking for, who proceeded to bark at her and move deeper into the woods.

The rescuer, Marina, found herself surprised by the dog’s behavior. “He’s never acted like that before,” she said. “I was worried that maybe he was sick or something happened to him.”

When Marina followed the pup into the woods, she began to hear yapping, and realized that the stray dog she had intended to rescue knew of a group of pups who needed Marina’s help even more than he did.

Beneath a burned tree near a muddy creek bed, Marina found a litter of cold, hungry puppies. The ten puppies were accompanied by their exhausted mother, all of whom clearly needed shelter and medical attention.

Global News reports that “the puppies and their mom, plus the abandoned dog, now aptly named Hero, are all safe and sound in a foster home.”

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