When the staff of Pinky Paws Dog Rescue in Fowler, CA, kept getting reports of a stray dog in the area, they knew they had to act.
The dog, nicknamed “Betty Boop,” had been spotted scavenging for food, and was obviously hungry and skittish. So the rescue’s founder got to work.
“After a post for help trying to catch her in the city limits of Fowler on my [lunch] break, 50+ people started telling me of their sightings,” 33-year-old Krystle Woodward wrote on Facebook.
After multiple attempts, Fowler was able to get ahold of the stray to get her medical attention.
“My husband and I caught her with a trap,” she explained. “After work I took her to the vet to find so much precious trauma. And she was nursing. I cried all night thinking about those puppies out there.”
Woodward couldn’t just let those puppies go without their mama, but wasn’t sure how to find them. Then she turned to Betty herself. She played the sounds of puppy crying on her phone, and the dog responded right away. She started crying and leading her rescuers on the right path—on what turned out to be a two-mile journey.
The heartbreakingly sweet video is below.
“She trusted me to show me where her 10 puppies were found,” says Woodward. “This is truly a miracle to me.”
You can support the rescue’s work and learn more at Pinky Paws Dog Rescue.