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Puppies found tied in bags next to Kentucky river

Puppy found tied in a bag in Webster County (Source: PAAWS)
Puppy found tied in a bag in Webster County (Source: PAAWS)(NBC15)
Published: Jan. 15, 2020 at 7:48 PM CST
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2 puppies are now recovering after they were found tied in bags in Webster County, Kentucky.

Officials with Webster County Animal Care and Control say eight puppies were found Jan. 7 by a father and daughter taking a walk by the boat ramp on the Tradewater River in Blackford.

They say the puppies were in a burlap sack just 10-feet from the water. The family took care of the puppies that evening and then took them to animal control.

“They were slightly dehydrated and they were scared, very scared,” said Paaws foster parent Sherri Patten.

They were given medical care and vaccinations before the Warrick County volunteer group, PAAWS, took the puppies on Friday.

On Monday, officials say four more puppies were found on the side of Guy Clark Road outside of Dixon. They were also sent to volunteers with PAAWS.

We spoke with the woman who found those pups on the phone.

“There are so many options, and Webster county is so good about it," said Katie Heady. "So there was no reason for people to dump them”.

Organizers at PAAWS believe the puppies are all from the same litter, and they have been taking donations and applications to foster the dogs.

Right now, six of the puppies have their forever homes. The other six, well they may just be waiting for you.

You can learn more about PAWS and how you can help here.

Webster County Animal Care and Control officials say they will take puppies anytime someone needs to surrender them.

They say dumping animals is a crime that will not be tolerated if you are caught. They ask anyone with information to call them at 270-639-7034.

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