One young girl bravely defended herself against the gentle forces of cute from seven furry puppies and their tiny wet kisses. But sadly, in the end, she lost the adorable battle.
Proud mom Emily Rook shared an adorable photo of her 8-year-old daughter Sofia, cuddling with a band of precious pups at their local animal shelter.
Rook, an animal care technician, told Mashable that the picture was taken at the Humane Society of Washington County in Maryland.
“The shelter was founded in 1921 and continues to care for a wide variety of domestic animals to this day,” CEO Kim Intino told Mashable. “Ms. Rook, upon supervisor permission, brought Sofia to help out during a bring your daughter to work day.”
According to Rook, little Sofia accompanied her to work at the shelter to help feed and offer company to the animals before they were adopted.
“This is not typical since the official age to volunteer is 12,” Rook told Mashable. “Sofia helps me with the fosters we take in.”
Rook and Sofia have been fostering four-legged friends for more than four years and currently host 10 foster animals, many of which have come from neglectful and abusive homes or shelters.
Sofia’s love for animals prompted her to take on different roles in caring for her furry friends, including feeding kittens and playing with animals in need of socialization and rehabilitation.
“She is truly an animal whisperer and connects with them in a way that still amazes me,” said Rook.
According to Rook, Sofia’s plans for the future have animal care written all over it.
“Sofia wants to always foster animals that need help and would like to work in the shelter environment when she gets older after getting a veterinarian degree,” Rook said.
We certainly have no doubt this little hero will do great things.