Thankfully, the rescuers had come prepared. After luring the pooch close with food, one team member captured her using a special animal control pole. Although the device clearly terrified the dog, a rescuer was able to regain her trust with an affectionate stroke.
From that moment, the dog became known as Esme. Now that she was safe, the Hope For Paws team could go in search of her babies. And to help them locate the puppies in the shortest possible time frame, they adopted an ingenious method.