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Mother dog rescued and reunited with her puppies

Posted: 11:27 AM, May 18, 2016
Updated: 2016-05-18 15:27:43Z

We have a great update to report regarding the five puppies that were rescued from an abandoned house on Detroit's west side.

The mother dog has also been rescued and reunited with her puppies.

Contractors working on demolitions for the city of Detroit came across the litter of pups in a back bedroom in a vacant house last week.

At the time, their mom wasn't around. After a few days of searching, Mike Diesel with "Detroit Youth and Dog Rescue" was able to catch the shepherd-mix and reunite her with her pups.

She does have some health problems that need to be treated.

According to Mike Diesel she is heartworm positive and in need of treatment.

A family is fostering all five puppies and the mother dog.

They will be put up for adoption, hopefully in a couple of weeks.