Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Wolf puppies in Alaska saved by firefighters

Kenai Peninsula, Alaska - five, abandoned wolf puppies have been found by firefighters while fighting a gigantic fire that broke out last May 25 at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.

The crew secured the western portion of the wildfire when they heard the canine cries.

"We actually cut through part of the den with the dozer and just kept going. Nobody realized anything," says one of the firefighters Brian Nichols to the Peninsula Clarion.

They found the pups in a dehydrated and covered in porcupine quills.

"It's just like holding a dog, they were hungry and trying to suckle on anything. It was just like holding a puppy." Said Nichols.

The pups were rushed to a zoo in Anchorage, to receive medical care and treatment. The good news is, the pups are all alright and are expected to survive. The pups were found to be 3 males and 2 females, all named after the rescuers: Hooper Bay, Huslia, Stebbens, Gannet, and X-Ray.

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