A stray dog who continued escaping a re-homing centre
Real-life Lassie: Abandoned dog leads rescuers TWO MILES into the country to collect her 10 puppies after escaping from animal shelter
- Betty Boop was left in the country by her owners for an unknown amount of time
- She was rescued but would not stop crying and workers noticed she was nursing
- When they let her out she led rescuers two miles into the country to her puppies
A ‘real-life Lassie’ led rescuers to her ten puppies she had given birth to in an abandoned barn.
Krystle Woodward, 33, from Fowler, California runs the Pinky Paws ResQ, a non-profit animal rescue centre, and was determined to help the stray she named Betty Boop.
But, the canine kept escaping and eventually led her rescuers to the litter of puppies that she had been running off to feed.
Betty would walk miles around the town to scavenge food for the offspring that she had given birth to in an abandoned barn.
The stray became a regular site in the town and when Mrs Woodward and her husband managed to trap her, she quickly escaped.
They were more successful the second time around and managed to take her to a vet who told the couple she had given birth and was nursing.
Betty would walk miles around the town to scavenge food for the offspring she had given birth to in an abandoned barn. The puppies were living underneath some broken floorboard
After work I took her to the vet. I cried all night thinking about those puppies out there.’
The next day the couple took her out in the hope she would lead them to her puppies.
Betty immediately picked up the scent and lead the rescuers to an abandoned farm two miles from where they had originally picked her up.
We took her out and I played puppies crying on my phone,’ said Mrs Woodward.
The puppies and Betty Boop are now doing well and are waiting to be re-homed
‘She cried and started leading me two miles out into the country then as she got closer she slowed down. She took me down the vineyards to an abandoned farm house.
‘She trusted me to show me where her 10 puppies were found. This is truly a miracle to me.’