When They Finally Got To The End Of The Rope, It Was So Worth It
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.
They do a lot of pulling, since the dogs are about 30 feet down the pipe. Until ...
It's here that the video reveals the extreme lengths one woman went through in order to save those pups. Upon exiting the tunnel, she stands up with a wide smile on her face, holding a blue bag.
One of the rescuers grabs the blue bag.
And she opens it to reveal two muddy puppies.
They're a little shaken but stable.
After some cleaning, the two siblings join their brother for a family photo.
Sometimes animals can't do it all on their own. That's why people like the team at San Francisco de Asis Mercedes are so important.
Do you have what it takes to step up and help a dog in need? Learn more about adopting a rescue dog by visiting Adopt-A-Pet.com.
You can watch the complete footage below.