One night, an Illinois native named Robert Walters was on his way home to Vermilion County when he encountered a German Shepherd standing in the middle of the road. He slowed his car down, hoping that the stray would get out of the way. But as he got nearer, it seemed that the dog didn’t have any intention of moving.
Robert stopped his pickup truck and got out to see what was going on. Once he was near, the stray began running back and forth. He would go to the side of the road then back to Robert. It was as if the German Shepherd was asking the man to follow him.
Curious, Robert decided to do just that. That is when he found a very young puppy, probably a couple of days old only.
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Robert got the puppy and tried to get the large dog too. But the German Shepherd ran away. He couldn’t rescue the adult dog, but he took the tiny pup. The kind man then surrendered the puppy to the local shelter. He told the shelter staff the story, and they think that there were probably more puppies out there.
The next day, Iroquois County Animal Control Warden Jamie Fanning went back to the area and found the German Shepherd. Amazingly, the large pooch allowed the officer to put a leash on him. But he refused to be led to her vehicle.
Instead, the dog tried to pull her to the opposite side. Sensing that the dog wanted to show something to her, she allowed the stray to lead the way.
They eventually got to a nearby ditch, and the dog kept peering inside then start looking at the lady rescuing him. The officer started hearing small cries, and she checked the ditch. Inside were six newborn pups and their mother. Thankfully, the dog mom was gentle and allowed the rescuer to take them all away.
The first puppy that was rescued was soon reunited with the family. All of them were brought to the shelter. Once the puppies are big enough, they will all be put up for adoption.
Source: Hoopeston Animal Rescue Team via Facebook