Yes this really happened as reported by CNN
The male pup was found “wandering and distressed” on the side of the road, according to a Facebook post from Cape Wildlife Center. Concerned for its safety, the family picked up the pup in their car. But shortly afterward, they realized it might not be a dog after all.
“After realizing their mix up they called us for assistance,” said the wildlife center, part of the New England Wildlife Center, a nonprofit that provides free veterinary care to around 5,000 animals per year.
So what happened to the little fellow?
Staff plan to introduce the two pups in around a week, once the female pup has grown slightly larger. If all goes well, the two pups will spend around six months in the center before being released into the wild in mid-autumn.