This is an amazing story of Ashlee Holland, from Missouri, who rescued an abandoned momma dog from certain death and the amazing surprise that was in store just days after the adoption.
Ashlee has always been passionate about helping animals. She said that she’s always wanted to participate in rescuing animals, and work in the veterinary field. She says that being a mother herself that she feels that her need to help animals is just instinctive.
Ashlee became aware that Ava, the pregnant mother dog, was on a euthanasia list. The poor animal had no other options and if not for Ashlee and Midwest Animal Rescue she was going to be put to death. Ashlee felt that Ava didn’t deserve to die just to make space for other animals in need.
X-rays of Ava did not reveal how many puppies Ava was expecting. Less than two weeks after bringing Ava home she began to give birth just before 11 pm. The next morning when it was all said and done Ava had given birth to 18 puppies.
Ashlee says that the birth of the puppies is pure heaven. She said that it can’t get any better than that. Ashlee’s nine year old son named all of the puppies.
Ashlee said that it just feels amazing not to have saved one life, but to have saved 19 lives.