GLENWOOD, IA (NBC) -- Ten cute puppies faced an ugly fate in Omaha, but were saved thanks to some big hearts and a little faith.
The week and a half old puppies and their mother named mittens belonged to a single woman with three children going through foreclosure. A group called Hooves and Paws Rescue of rural Glenwood, Iowa came to the rescue.
After an internet plea, a Wisconsin shelter, which takes puppies and their mothers, offered to take the puppies and mother dog into foster care. They'll be there for six more weeks after an organization called Pilots-n-Paws took them there.
Pilot Tom Kort and his wife Marilee fly rescued animals to shelters in the Midwest.
The mission of mercy will cost Tom about $250 for fuel in his private plane, but he says the 11 lives saved are well worth it.