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Family takes drastic action after dog goes into labour during a snowstorm

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A pregnant pooch and her owners took shelter in their car during a winter power outage so the mum-to-be could stay warm while bringing seven bundles of joy into the world!

By Ashley Murphy

Published on the 19/04/2021, 17:00

Aubrey Morgan lives in Fredericksburg, Texas, USA, with the rest of her family, including a special furry member called Maggie. Last February, a huge winter snowstorm left millions of Texans without power.

The storm caused chaos across the state, with people struggling to stay warm, cook food, and travel. But Aubrey had another pressing issue. Maggie was pregnant, and she decided to go into labour right in the middle of the power outage!

A makeshift maternity ward

Aubrey had done lots of research on caring for a pregnant pooch and knew how important it is to keep mum and puppies warm during and after the birth.

So Aubrey and the rest of the Morgan family set up a makeshift maternity ward in the only place that could still generate enough heat - the family car!

"Our house was built in the 50s and dropping," said Aubrey. "We realized the puppies would be too cold. That's when my husband started preparing the car for Maggie and the puppies. Maggie had her last three puppies in the car. We first got them into the car around 2 am and stayed in there for about 12 hours." 

Despite the unusual circumstances, Maggie was a real champ during the birth and became the proud mum to seven adorable pups called Daisy, Poppy, Ash, Rosie, Dahlia, Clover and Aster.

Mum and babies are doing great

After letting Maggie enjoy a well-earned rest, the Morgans drove 12 hours to another family member's house with electricity. They returned home a few days later after the Texas power grid was running again.

All the pups are fit and well. They'll stay with mum until they're big to find their forever families. In the meantime, Maggie is doing a great job raising her babies. And the Morgans are always there to lend a helping paw when mum needs a little break!