MEDIA, Pa. --Providence Animal Center rescues dozens of animals every week, but this is an especially sweet story.
Sassy, a Border Collie blend, is from Clayton, North Carolina. She was brought into a local shelter as a stray, which was overcrowded.
Three days later, six three-week-old puppies were brought into the shelter. They had been found in the woods, and had been all by themselves for five days.
Workers at the shelter in North Carolina realized the puppies were Sassy's, and reunited Sassy with her babies. The video of the reunion shows mom and pups thrilled to be back together. Providence Animal Center says, "Sassy couldn't get to her babies fast enough; she actually climbed into the crate they arrived in!"
Sassy and her babies arrived at Providence Animal Center on Tuesday by way of a lifesaving transport van, courtesy of a group called Partners Canine.
This is a lifesaving rescue, as the puppies were too young to survive for much longer on their own.
Sassy is thought to be about one and a half.
Now, all six puppies and Sassy are in Pennsylvania, settling into the nursery in the newly constructed medical suite at Providence Animal Center. The puppies will be available for adoption in a few weeks, once they are bigger.
For more information, visit: http://www.providenceac.org.