This is the heart breaking moment a mother dog tries to bring her dead puppy back to life by digging it out of a grave.
Three-year-old Labrador mix, Kookie, had given birth to puppies on Sunday evening in Zamboanga, the Philippines. Unfortunately, one male pup did not survive the night.
Owner Kaye de Luna and her family were woken by Kookie’s loud barks early the next morning alerting them that one of her puppies, the weakest of the group, had died overnight.
Ms De Luna gave the pup a dignified send-off by burying him in an unmarked grave in their garden.
Just hours later, while the family was taking Kookie for a walk, she went over to her pup’s grave and began digging frantically.
Footage shows the maternal dog scratching at the surface of the grave, attempting to unearth her dead pup.
When the mother has removed enough dirt to reach the pup, she pulls the lifeless pup out with her mouth.
Ms De Luna said: ‘The first time that Kookie was pregnant, she miscarried. A puppy has now died. She must be heartbroken.
‘It is really sad for her. We could see how much she loved her entire litter. Even after he died, she kept thinking about him.’
Kookie continues to lick and nudge the pup in an attempt to revive her in the video, but to no avail.
Her caring owner Ms De Luna can be heard sobbing in the background as she watches the heartbreaking scene unfold in her garden.