Jessica Woodruff’s barn caught on fire after a heat lamp that was meant to keep the animals warm malfunctioned. The fire killed four goats, a pig, and a litter of seven puppies. Daisy, the mother of the three-week-old puppies, tried going in to save her babies, but the fire had spread too quickly. Jessica held Daisy back. It was too late.
The Great Pyreness/Border Collie mix was heartbroken. Over the following days, Daisy went into a deep depression and would go into the barn where she last saw her pups and just sit and whine. All of this was taking its toll on Jessica too, and she knew she had to do something.
That’s when Jessica’s sister made a post on Facebook looking for orphaned puppies that they could foster. Coincidentally, a woman was looking for a surrogate for her eight puppies after their Mom had died giving birth.
The owners decided to use the two tragedies and try to bring some happiness out of them, so they set up a meeting. Daisy was introduced to the litter, and her maternal instincts kicked in immediately.
Daisy took them in and cared for them for several weeks until they were weaned. All of the puppies were then returned to their owner, except for the runt of the litter. It was named Benji.
We’re so glad Daisy was able to fulfill her calling as a mother and that everyone involved was able to find joy in these dark times. See the full story in the video below.