In a heartbreaking video, a devastated mother dog is seen digging up her puppies’ graves and attempting to take them away. The incident occurred in Suzhou, Anhui Province, China, when the puppies developed complications at birth.
According to Mr Qin, the owner, two puppies died during mother and their buried bodies were dug up from the soil “five or six times.”
The dog is seen in the first video with a dead puppy in her mouth while the owner pets her and eventually tries to remove the body from between her teeth.
The mother is seen in the second video licking the bodies of two puppies buried in a shallow grave after apparently digging up the soil to get to them.
The dog, who appears to be sad and weeping, responds to her owner’s gentle strokes.
The dog is seen walking down a path with one of the dead puppies in her mouth in the third video.
Mr Qin takes the puppy from the dog and holds its limp body in his hand at the end of the video.
It is unclear whether any other puppies survived the birth.
Here is the video: (Warning: Watch with caution. Video contains images that may be upsetting.)