As they were driving along a snowy mountaintop, a couple from Utah stumbled upon a very unusual sight. They noticed a dog running around and got very concerned because the animal was there all alone, with no humans or other dogs nearby.
The couple, Corey Holt and Kat Perry, got off their snowmobile and tried to approach the confused animal, but they failed as the dog got scared and run away.
“We tried to get close but we had no food to tempt her. She was having no part of us…,” Kat wrote on Facebook.
As they couldn’t stop thinking of the dog, they decided to get back to her the next day hoping to lure her with some food. However, nothing prepared them for what they saw next.
The dog was a mommy to three Great Pyrenees puppies that were tucked inside a sheep’s carcass. The poor souls were newborns and were looking for a warm place to hide, but if it wasn’t for Corey and Kat, they wouldn’t stand a chance against the cold weather.
“I’m not going to leave any animal on the mountain to starve, especially, it was obvious she had pups,” Kat Perry said.
The cuties were around 7 weeks old and were in need of a warm place away from that mountain.
“The pups were cold, shivering and wet and just a little ball of ice,” Perry said.
Getting the dog family with them seemed like a great idea, but it wasn’t an easy task to accomplish, so Corry and Kat asked Weber County Search and Rescue team to help them complete their mission.
Until the rescues came up with a plan to get to the mommy dog, the couple left a bunch of food for her and took the puppies with them.
“We didn’t have a leash, we didn’t have a rope or anything so we decided the best thing was [to] get these guys out first and then go back in and try to get her,” Holt said.
It was later reported by KSTU how the mommy dog was a guardian of a sheep flock that spent the summer at the Monte Cristo mountain range. However, when the shepherd went to collect the sheep, the dog was nowhere to be seen. She probably tried to hide in order to give birth to her babies away from everyone.
Kat fell in love with the puppies so she adopted one of them and named him Polar. The other two babies were taken by a local rescue organization.
Thanks to the mommy dog, the babies managed to survive for that long up in the mountain. They had eaten the dead sheep whose carcass they used to keep themselves warm.
“They were living in a sheep carcass. She had found a dead sheep and they had eaten, there was nothing left, just a little bit of wool and a few big bones. I’m sure that’s what she’d been eating on all fall,” Perry said.
Unfortunately, even after the numerous tries to save the mommy dog, the rescuers failed over and over again because couldn’t find her.
Source: Western Journal