This is the uplifting moment not one, not two, but TEN puppies were safely rescued from a crumbling abandoned home.
With the dogs shivering in fear and staying tightly compact in nooks and crannies to avoid the cold, rescuers with the Michigan Humane Society had to, at times, literally use their bare hands to dig and reach the animals.
Also using the likes of shovels anda snare pole to drag the frightened pups from the home, rescuers eventually rescued all 10 of the puppies in Northwest Detroit, on December 18 and 19.
The field services team at the Michigan Humane Society were called to the scene by a neighbor, who had seen the puppies and their mother running in, out and around the house.
The rescue team knew that they had to act quickly as temperatures began to plummet during the evening hours.
During the rescue, the mother watched on from a safe distance before later being reunited with the adorable pups at the shelter.
Towards the end of 2017, almost all of the puppies had been adopted, a representative for the shelter said.
Anna Chrisman, communications manager for the Michigan Humane Society, said: “The biggest challenge with this rescue was the crumbling structure of the house – our team had to work for hours just to remove enough debris to gain access to the puppies.
“The other big challenge is unpredictable Michigan weather.
“Snow was predicted for that day, which would have greatly slowed the work down and possibly caused harm to the puppies and our crew.
“Our team performs rescues just like this every day – they may not be as dramatic or intense, but Michigan Huamne Society is on the road 365 days a year, saving lives, and we can’t do it without the support of the community.”