Animal rescuers Love Furry Friends save stray dogs and starving puppies

Ukraine - When Ukrainian animal rescue group Love Furry Friends, led by Olena Pyanov, rescued eight puppies and their mother from an airport, they saved the dogs from one heck of an ordeal.

Olena Pyanov used food to lure the dogs away from danger.
Olena Pyanov used food to lure the dogs away from danger.  © Screenshot/YouTube/@lovefurryfriends

Love Furry Friends is an animal welfare group from Ukraine that shares epic stories of rescued puppies on a pretty regular basis. On Tuesday, one such story got posted to their YouTube channel, telling the story of one particularly adorable litter.

One of the group's subscribers alerted the group that they had seen a dog and her puppies stuck behind a fence. There was just one problem: The fence was around an international airport!

Love Furry Friends rescue Ukrainian doggos

The team, headed by animal welfare activist Olena Pyanov, jumped immediately into action. The problem, though, was that they could only feed the starving puppies through the bars. The little bundles of energy were excited, but trapped in a rather dangerous place.

The next day, Love Furry Friends contacted airport employees and asked for help. Airport security agreed to their request, but they couldn't let the animal rescuers on the grounds, so they suggested catching the dogs themselves and turning them over to the group.

Sadly, despite the airport employees' best efforts they were only able to wrangle two of the puppies.

Animal activists Love Furry Friends make sad discovery

The group needed help to catch the mother dog.
The group needed help to catch the mother dog.  © Screenshot/YouTube/@lovefurryfriends

On the third day, airport staff allowed Love Furry Friends and Olena Pyanov into the airfield. Sadly, it was a bit too late and they made a sad discovery: One of the puppies had died due to the harsh cold conditions and lack of food.

The rescuers did their best to win the dogs' trust with food and treats, but they still couldn't catch all of them. They nabbed four more puppies on day three of the ordeal.

On day five, Love Furry Friends called in animal control for help catching the canine mom. She had become aggressive because she thought her puppies had been stolen by the rescuers.

All's well that ends well with Love Furry Friends

Finally, with the help of the authorities, the puppies' mother was caught, along with the last of her litter – a tiny little puppy dude that they called Teddy.

So far, six of the seven pups have found forever homes. Teddy the only puppy still looking for a new home.

In the end, the airport mission came to a happy and satisfying conclusion, and even the mummy doggo learned to trust humans. She was adopted by the same concerned citizen who had first alerted the Love Furry Friends to the plight of the poor pups.

Cover photo: Screenshot/YouTube/@lovefurryfriends

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