Heroic dog and firefighters work together to save her puppies from drain hole

A heroic stray dog has saved her puppies from a drainage canal after rescue teams asked for her help in the southwestern Turkish province of Muğla.

Erhan Erol, a resident, called firefighters as he noticed eight puppies that were stuck in a drainage canal at the Kumbahçe beach near the touristic town of Bodrum. The puppies were about to be drowned as the canal was slowly filling with seawater.

The rescue team that arrived shortly afterwards stopped the rising water, but couldn't reach the puppies by entering the narrow loophole.

After seeing that the mother dog was suckling another puppy under a balcony of a nearby building, a firefighter whistled to call her to rescue the others in the hole.

The stray dog quickly joined the rescue team, saving -and then suckling- each puppy every 5-10 minutes, as residents watching the operation applauded her each time.

As the mission was accomplished under one hour, one resident said "this is what motherhood is."


Responses to "Dog saves puppies after rescue team asks for help "

  1. Anonymous says:

    But what happened to this hero-dog and the puppies later? I hope they are safe.

  2. Wonderful!

  3. Anonymous says:

    She is too calm and sure around people to be a feral dog, she must be abandoned, poor thing. Hopefully the good emn made sure she went to a good home as Turkey set up a program this week to shoot and poison feral dogs.

  4. pilvikki says:

    good dog! ♥

  5. wow good dog..

  6. kathy says:

    I hope the good dog has a home and if not, then someone gives her one, she truly deserves one, and the pups..i trust they are now in good hands too, but please let us know the rescue dog has a home now too....

  7. Anonymous says:

    I think they are very use to seeing this so they would have just left her to do her business and said what a good dog she was. Just the way it is.

  8. Lell says:

    Fantastic but now find them a proper home.....

  9. Grizman says:

    Great team work!

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