Video of California shelter dog reunited with puppies goes viral

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A California Humane Society caught on camera the moment a mother dog was reunited with her litter. Photo: CBS SF Bay Area via Marin Humane Society

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SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — A video showing a scared dog at a Marin County shelter reunited with her newborn puppies touched a nerve nationwide this week, CBS SF Bay Area reports.

The video, posted on the Marin Humane Society’s Facebook page Monday, shows a frightened dog that had been surrendered to the Humane Society, cowering in a corner. When a worker enters the enclosure and removes her puppies from a crate, the mama dog immediately recognizes them as her own, wagging her tail and fawning over them.

The Humane Society said it all began when a group of dogs were brought in Sunday. Workers determined one had just given birth and managed to track down and persuade the owner to surrender the puppies along with its mother.

As of Sunday evening, the original video had been viewed more than six million times.

The Humane Society said both the mother and her litter were doing well, and since the mom’s name is Cora, the puppies were named Carson, Moseley, Branson and Edith (all after Downton Abbey characters).

The dogs will be available for adoption in a few weeks, according to the station.

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