"Because we had absolutely no physical room in our facility, we kept our fingers crossed she would be pulled by another rescue, but no one else had stepped up by late Tuesday night," Cassie Wheeler, the rescue director, told The Dodo. "We sent out an emergency plea to all of our fosters via email and on our Facebook page and luckily we had a great family step up to take Hazel and her pups."
The day Hazel was pulled, the rescue was being interviewed by a local news station about another dog it had recently helped. Hazel had just arrived and was resting on a bed in the lobby right near where the interview was happening - when she started to go into labor.
The rescuers immediately snapped into action and drove Hazel to a nearby volunteer's house where she could have her babies in peace. On the way there, Hazel welcomed her first puppy, a baby girl. They named her Chevy - because the car she was born in was a Chevrolet.