SAN RAFAEL (CBS SF) — A video showing a scared dog at a Marin County shelter overcoming her fear and becoming elated as she is reunited with her newborn puppies has touched a nerve with people nationwide.
The video, posted on the Marin Humane Society’s Facebook page Monday, shows the frightened dog, which had been surrendered to the Humane Society, cowering in a corner when a worker enters the enclosure.
The worker proceeds to take out a number of puppies from a crate and the dog immediately recognizes them as her own, wagging her tail and fawning over them.
The Humane Society said the dog had been brought in on Sunday along with another dog and workers determined one of them had just given birth. Workers were able to convince the person who surrendered the dogs to also surrender the puppies.
As of Thursday afternoon, the original video post had more than three million views.
Earlier Thursday, Humane Society said both momma and puppies were doing well, and since the mom was named Cora the puppies had been named Carson, Moseley, Branson and Edith after Downton Abbey characters.
All the dogs will be available for adoption in a few weeks.