Years ago, a heartbreaking photo went viral, and it’s still being shared and disseminated on social media channels.
It was a photograph of a German Shepherd digging a trench near the grave of her late owner. The dog appeared to be worn out and broken.
When the story originally broke, the general public assumed that the animal was someone’s pet. For generations, dogs have been considered as “man’s best friend” because of their loyalty.
The story was extensively circulated on social media sites, and people were moved by the animal’s plight.
The underlying story behind the iconic shot, however, is something no one predicted. Vesna Mihajloski, an animal rescuer, investigated a cemetery in Serbia and discovered something terrible.
The dog is a mother dog that excavated a burrow beneath the grave to provide a warm and comfortable den for her four little puppies.
The German Shepherd mother had done everything she could to care for her four puppies, but they were frail and required medical attention.
Vesna rescued the five-member family from the freezing graveyard and offered them with medical care, food, warmth, love, and protection.
Because of her lovely and attentive dedication to her puppies, the German Shepherd mama was judged to be a stray and later christened “Mama.”
Follow the mother dog’s journey as she and her puppies receive the attention they so sorely needed in the photographs below.
The courageous canine family began to restore their health thanks to Vesna and the heroes who stepped in to help them, and the transformation is incredible.
The puppies mature during time, becoming healthy, playful, and active puppies.
This mother and her children will now have the life they deserve, thanks to love and kindness.