Two puppies are left for dead inside a plastic bag along an eastern Kentucky highway. We spoke to the Perry County family who found the dogs, and now hopes to find them a good home.
The two dogs are doing well now, but it was a different story when Jennifer Te Huna found them along Highway 451 on Monday. She says, "I was coming home and I saw the one pup dragging the bag, he was tangled in the bag, when my step-dad went back to untangle him, there was another dog inside the bag."
Te Huna says the female dog inside the bag was so skinny she could see its ribs. That family was unsure she would make it through the night, but is now doing well after rest, warmth, and plenty of food.
Jennifer Te Huna believes someone put those two dogs inside the bag, threw them over this mountain, leaving them to die.
"There's no way they accidentally got inside that bag by themselves," says Te Huna. She believes the dogs were neglected for days.
She says, "I'd say they had been in there for at least a couple of days because of the condition that was inside of the bag, and they were so skinny. Either that or someone had starved them for a while and then threw them out."
Te Huna and her family says they have no idea who could do something like this to any animal.
Her husband Kelly Te Huna says, "There's nothing really that can justify doing that. Would you stick your own child out on the road if you couldn't feed them or something?"
"I don't see how anybody could do that to anything, when you can call the animal shelter and they will come and pick them up and it doesn't cost you anything. Or you can take them and drop them off. It's just cruel," says Jennifer Te Huna.
The Te Hunas say they do not have room for two more dogs, and are looking for a family to take care of these two lucky puppies. They say they will probably never find out who left these dogs to die.
If you are interesting in adopting the pups, email Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org.