When Greg Zubiak ventured into the woods to prepare for a moose hunt, he didn't expect to find these little bundles of joy. No, Zubiak did not spot any moose that day, but found a box of 20 puppies abandoned in a field. Sitting cold and scared, these pups didn't stand much of a chance if Zubiak wasn't a generous and quick thinker. When he saw just how chilled the dogs were, he removed his hunting gear and put it on them for warmth. The hunting trip was over, but Zubiak's journey with the box of puppies had only begun.
Greg Zubiak in the field where he found the puppies.
The puppies, who were between 3 and 6 weeks old.
Zubiak may not have wanted to take in 20 pups, but he knew he couldn't leave the dogs out there for the cold or coyotes to get them.
Local shelters were already too packed to take all of the dogs in. When word of the pups spread, volunteers came from all over to help out and adopt some of the dogs. The dogs were incredibly hungry and had terrible cases of worms.
The only things happier than those dogs must be the moose who were supposed to be hunted that day.