In Palenque, Mexico, a quaint Nativity scene has been put on display with a small tent in the town’s main square. Featuring the typical array of holiday figurines posed in peaceful silence in there.
But, someone unexpected also was seen in there. It was a stray dog, who has decided to claim the manager within it as her own. However, it turns out that she was not alone.
Local journalist Eric Guzman was among those who spot the pup first. The pup was not chosen the place only to relax. When closely inspecting, Guzman realized that the dog had recently given birth to a litter of tiny puppies. As she got no other available options, the pup has found that the place is safe for her babies.
Guzman was happy that the puppies are safer in there, without getting wet or cold.
He began spreading the news about the dog mom and her puppies to the manager. And since then, people nearby decided to go there to see the dog family firsthand. They were not forgotten to bring them some gifts like food and water.
Even the local officials were involved and decided that the mother dog and her puppies will be allowed to stay there. Meanwhile, animal advocates from Dejando Huellitas S.O.S. Palenque stepped in too to ensure that the newborns with mom are cared for now and in the coming years.
They are already started to seek out homes for the puppies.
For Guzman, their birth inside the Nativity scene is not a miracle. But he hopes that it will leave a lasting legacy regardless. He also says that as citizens we should be more aware of stray dogs and adopt stray dogs rather than buying. His love for dogs will help those little souls to cheer up one day for sure!