Dog and puppies found in SW Detroit reunited

Posted at 10:31 PM, Jan 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-29 05:02:36-05

A chance meeting with a stray dog led to heartache and happiness.

A 7 Action News crew recently spotted the female stray dog in southwest Detroit while working on a story.  It was obvious the dog recently had puppies. 

The crew tried to lure the mother dog away with food, but she kept running off and a search nearby for the puppies turned up empty.

Mike Diesel with Detroit Youth and Dog Rescue and dog hero Lori Briggs came to the deserted house a few days later with a trap.  Within minutes they were able to catch the female pooch. 

Once again, there was no sign of her puppies, until they went inside the dilapidated and dangerous home.

Click on the video player to watch the full story, including the twist that led to two surviving puppies.

If you would like to help in the dog's recovery, or interested in adopting a dog in need, contact the Detroit Youth & Dog Rescue. They also have a Facebook page.

Donations can also be paid directly to the vet, Wilson Veterinarian, by calling 1-586-752-6217.