Crate of abandoned puppies found in Mill Spring

Published 11:46 am Wednesday, June 15, 2022

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Sergeant walks up on puppies during security check


MILL SPRING––Last Sunday, a Polk County Sheriff’s Office official found a crate of abandoned puppies.

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In Mill Spring, Sgt. McDaniel of PCSO was doing a security check on Big Level Road when he walked up on a milk crate that held 7 puppies. The puppies were placed behind a propane tank Sunday morning, officials believe.

According to Patti Lovelace of Polk County Animal Control, the puppies appeared to be 10 to 14 days old. There were 3 females and 4 males. She says the breed of the puppies is difficult to tell at this age, but they could be a shepherd or husky mix.

Sgt. McDaniel took the crate of puppies to Animal Control, where Lovelace then took them to the Foothills Humane Society. She says all 7 puppies are currently being nursed in foster homes, but once they are old enough and have gone through vetting, they will be up for adoption at the Foothills Humane Society.

All puppies were found with no injuries and are healthy, she says.

“There is absolutely no reason whatsoever for anyone to dump puppies or kittens out, because we have a Humane Society. If anyone in Polk County wants to drop off puppies or kittens, there will be no questions asked,” Lovelace says.

If you have any information about who might have abandoned the crate of puppies, please call Polk County Animal Control at 828-817-7984.