- Associated Press - Sunday, November 9, 2014

WINTERSET, Iowa (AP) - A frantic hunt for a runaway, pregnant dog ended happily when searchers found the black lab mix in an Iowa garage - nursing a brand-new litter of puppies.

Des Moines television station KCCI reports (https://bit.ly/1xowt3Z ) that the hubbub began when the dog, which was being flown from Texas to a Wisconsin rescue shelter, slipped out of her harness and fled during a stop at the Winterset, Iowa airport on Friday.

Crews searched for the dog, named Ava, overnight. She was found just before noon Saturday in a Winterset home’s garage.

And she wasn’t alone. Ava had given birth to nine puppies.

Ava and her pups are expected to complete their trip to Wisconsin this week.


Information from: KCCI-TV, https://www.kcci.com

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