During a severe snowstorm in the US state of Minnesota, a dog gave birth to puppies in the forest. The young mother found herself in a difficult position: she needed food and safety, but she could not leave six tiny babies to freeze.
So the dog dug a small hole in the snow and hid in it with the puppies. The starved dog quickly ran out of milk, but she still did not leave her pups.
Salvation came when the dog and its offspring were noticed by people. Concerned residents of the state took her to a local shelter called «Red Lake Rosie». There, the puppies and their mother were warmed up and began to rehabilitate.
The adult dog was named Snowbel-in honor of the tragic weather in which it was discovered. The dog quickly adapted to the new conditions and was even able to gain a few pounds. Veterinarians found that the puppies are at least three weeks old. They had probably been lying in the snow with Snowbel all this time.
For six weeks, the staff of the shelter managed to find four puppies a new home. Snowbel and two other babies are still waiting for their owners. But, apparently, the wait will be short-lived. Many users have admired the story of this selfless dog and are already ready to accept her and her puppies into their family.