Two puppies found themselves trapped in a drainpipe, and their mom could do nothing to save them. So she sat and cried for someone to help.
Luckily, a local woman spotted the mother dog. When she walked up closer, she heard the puppies' whimpers.
With an oncoming rainstorm threatening to wash the puppies through the tunnel and into the river, the folks at the San Francisco de Asis Mercedes shelter in Uruguay knew they needed to take drastic measures.
A video captured the final moments of what ended up being a two-hour rescue mission.
It appears to show two people pulling a rope, presumably with the dogs on the other end.
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