truckers look under the hood of their vehicles, they're usually looking
for a mechanical problem or maybe checking to see if their fluids
For the most part, they're
not looking for puppies.
But that's what Marty
Mills, who works for the city of Elgin, SC, found the other day when
he looked under his Mack truck.
Mills told WIS television
in Columbia, SC, that one day recently, as he looked at his rig, he
"noticed a puppy on the ground and then he saw another one drop."
The mother dog had climbed
up under the truck's hood from the bottom and was giving birth.
"She just kinda climbed up,
and she was wedged under here," Mills said. "We just kinda started
taking stuff off and we got her out."
Mills and his co-workers played
midwife to seven puppies, even helping the dog deliver one that came
into the world breech.
mother and puppies have found a home with West Columbia resident Patricia
Richards and her family, who act as pet foster parents. The family
has named the mother "Treasure."