Woman Rescues Pregnant Pup, but Never Expected Her Beautiful Litter to Be 18 Puppies Strong!

Life can be hard.

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Most often the world is a cruel place to live in, but little acts of kindness can help bring some happiness into our lives. Just take Ashlee Holland, a mother of four, for example.

Ava and her 18 Royals

Ashlee has always had a kind heart for animals. She loves to care of them and provide for them the best she can. “It’s kind of always been a passion I’ve had. I’ve always wanted to rescue. I’ve always wanted to work in the veterinary field. It’s instinct,” she said.

Recently she rescued the troubled, soon to be mother Ava, a Golden Chow mix. “She was on the euthanasia list. She had no other choice, no other hope. I was basically her last resort along with Midwest Animal ResQ. No dog deserves to be put to sleep for space,” Holland said.

Ava and her 18 Royals

“I was aware she was having puppies but x-rays didn’t show how many.”

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After about two weeks since Ashlee brought Ava home, on a Sunday evening, Ava gave birth to 18 cute puppies.

“[The] first puppy came out at 10:02. She then popped up four more within 57 minutes. She had two more in the next hour and a half or so. I thought she was done. Cleaned her off, went to bed, woke up, there were eight more puppies. Got my kids ready for school, there are now three more puppies,” Ashlee said.

Ava and her 18 Royals

All 18 of them are super adorable and perfectly healthy, thanks to the efforts of Ashlee.

“It’s heaven. Puppy pile – you can’t get any better than that,” Ashlee said.

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Ashlee’s nine-year-old son, who happens to be a huge fan of Kansas City Royals, named the puppies after the well-known faces.

“We got Ned Yost, Dayton Moore, Buck O’Neil. We got Esky, Royal,” she said. “It’s overwhelming. It’s incredible. I didn’t just save one life, I saved 19. It’s amazing,” Ashlee said.

Ava and her 18 Royals