The intense connection between a mother and her newborn baby transcends both circumstance and species.
Mothers will risk their lives for their children, fight for them, and support them through any difficult incident or ailment.
Though there are many notable examples of human mothers’ unwavering love for their children, like this incredible mother going through chemo, dogs can also showcase some fierce maternal instinct.
In Sacramento, CA, one pit bull mom exemplified how important her new babies (all 10 of them) were to her.
After being abandoned at the Sacramento SPCA, mere hours after giving birth to her large litter, the mama dog stayed faithfully huddled near them until help arrived.
Thanks to her devotion to the adorable babies, the entire family is now safe and sound in a new happy home.
Her perseverance despite the odds is a model example of motherhood, and how hope and adoration for family is stronger than any tough situation.