Puppies rescued during snowstorm seek good home

12:21 AM, Feb 7, 2014   |    comments
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Seven adorable puppies are looking for good homes after being rescued in Henry County during last week's snowstorm.

The Henry County animal shelter got the emergency call last Tuesday during the winter weather event that the pit bull-mix puppies were abandoned near a creek in Ellenwood.

Animal Control officer Chad Ramsey said he's amazed that someone could leave 7-week-old puppies alone.

"They were huddled up there between the embankment and a log, just trying to keep warm," Ramsey said.

Covered in fleas and ticks and their stomachs swollen from tapeworms, the pups were shivering in the below freezing temps. One was trapped inside wire in the water.

"I just pulled out my wire cutters and clipped the wires and pulled him out of the water," Ramsey said.

Ramsey said the puppies were in pretty bad shape and likely wouldn't have made it through the night.

The Henry County Animal Shelter won't adopt out aggressive breed dogs such as pit bulls, so that's where Jason Flatt from Friends to the Forlorn stepped in.

"We try to rescue once, we don't want to rescue twice, so we are very thorough about who we adopt to," Flatt said.

The pups are currently staying in a foster home, getting their shots and treatment for worms.  They'll be up for adoption March 1 at the PetSmart in Kennesaw.

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