Thanks to Jean Scarth for barking it in and to MSNBC for this story!
Dog with eight puppies helps out a dozen more
Surrogate canine feeds motherless litter of Newfoundland-Saint Bernards
BUFFALO, N.Y. – A western New York family had a crisis on its hands when their dog died after giving birth to 14 puppies.
A dozen of the Newfoundland-Saint Bernard puppies survived but they needed milk, and fast.
Luckily, the Pufpaff family found a surrogate. A friends dog who just had puppies was pressed into service.
Laura Pufpaff says within hours, the motherless pups went from near death to completely healthy.
The friends dog is now mothering 20 puppies her own eight plus the 12 orphans. Family and friends are pitching in to help.
Things can get crazy at feeding time, when laundry baskets are used to lug the pups around.
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