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Jogger Discovers A Box Containing 19 Abandoned Puppies

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Michigan jogger, Julie Newman was out for her morning run in Plymouth’s Hines Park on Wednesday when she heard the sound of “little puppy yelps” and stumbled upon a moving box soaked in urine.

When she looked inside she was shocked to find nineteen 4-week-old Pit Bull puppies – likely from more than one litter – abandoned beneath a secluded tree in the frigid cold.

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Image Credit: Humane Society of Huron Valley

 

Newman, the proud pawrent of 2 rescue dogs of her own, knew she had to step in. She contacted her sister to help her, and together they transported all nineteen helpless puppies to the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) where they are receiving proper nutrition and medical care.

Humane Society officials are extremely concerned about what would compel someone to abandon the 10 male and 9 female pups without food or water in the extreme Michigan cold. The fact that they seem to be from different litters makes them suspect an illegal breeding or fighting ring.

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Image Credit: Fox 2 Detroit

 

Tanya Hilgendorf, HSHV’s CEO and president, gave the following statement to FOX 2 Detroit:

“It’s hard to say why someone would dump puppies in a park. But there is no good reason for such a careless act. This is exactly why animal shelters exist — to provide safety and care to animals in need. We don’t ever want to see animals, especially babies, abandoned in the cold, left to fend for themselves. Thanks to a compassionate community member willing to take action, these innocent puppies will get the help they deserve. When they’re ready, they’ll be adopted into loving homes-but first spayed or neutered to help ensure this doesn’t happen again,”

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Image Credit: Fox 2 Detroit

 

To help the HSHV with the care and feeding of these pups until they are ready for adoption in late January, please make a tax deductible donation here.

H/T to FOX 2 Detroit

Featured Image via HSHV.org

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Written by Dina Fantegrossi

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