Lacey and Audra Wheeler were driving home after visiting family when they saw what looked like a baby deer wandering along the side of the highway. As they got closer, they realized the animal wasn’t a deer at all, but a dog, desperately searching for food. As they passed, they could see that she was either pregnant or had just given birth, and knew immediately that they had to help her.
“We found an exit and turned around and went all the way back,” Lacey Wheeler told The Dodo. “When we returned we didn't see her but heard her barking at us from down in the ditch/creek.”