Earlier this week, Shannon Ackerman pulled into a Texaco gas station in Missouri City, Texas, to fill up her tank. She’d just rescued a husky and her two puppies, who had been trapped in a drain pipe next to a highway, and she was on her way home with them. But when Ackerman stepped out of her car, she got the biggest surprise.
“As soon as I started pumping gas, I felt something lick me on the back of my knee, which scared me,” Ackerman, an independent dog rescuer, told The Dodo. “When I looked down, this sweet, sad German shepherd, who appeared to have just had a litter, was looking up at me with a look on her face like, ‘Can you please help me?’"