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Mother dog loses litter, quickly adopts 5 baby pups 'needing a momma'

Mother adopts orphaned pups
Secondhand Hounds
Mother adopts orphaned pups
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Mother dog loses litter, quickly adopts 5 baby pups 'needing a momma'
Five puppies whose mother died have been connected with another mother dog who lost her litter.The mother of five 2-week-old puppies died from seizures, a Minnesota-based animal rescue nonprofit, Secondhand Hounds, said on Facebook.Meanwhile, a breeder's dog had premature puppies last week, the TV station reported. It seemed like a perfect match for two terrible situations, but Mother Nature was still at play."Introducing puppies to an adoptive mom is always a toss-up," animal rescuers with the nonprofit said. "Some mommas smell other puppies and immediately decide not to accept them."The nonprofit's executive director told KARE-TV there was a 50 percent chance of the mother accepting the litter.But when Secondhand Hounds connected the mother dog with the orphaned pups, she let them nurse. Related video: Dog loses pups, finds joy with baby kittens"You would have thought we gave her the 5 best presents ever," animal rescuers said. "They are her puppies now."

Five puppies whose mother died have been connected with another mother dog who lost her litter.

The mother of five 2-week-old puppies died from seizures, a Minnesota-based animal rescue nonprofit, Secondhand Hounds, said on Facebook.

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Meanwhile, a breeder's dog had premature puppies last week, the TV station reported. It seemed like a perfect match for two terrible situations, but Mother Nature was still at play.

"Introducing puppies to an adoptive mom is always a toss-up," animal rescuers with the nonprofit said. "Some mommas smell other puppies and immediately decide not to accept them."

The nonprofit's executive director told KARE-TV there was a 50 percent chance of the mother accepting the litter.

Mother adopts litter
Secondhand Hounds

But when Secondhand Hounds connected the mother dog with the orphaned pups, she let them nurse.

Related video: Dog loses pups, finds joy with baby kittens

"You would have thought we gave her the 5 best presents ever," animal rescuers said. "They are her puppies now."