Dogs Left For Dead in Plastic Bag

By: Dara Rees Email
By: Dara Rees Email
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.


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

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  • by Donna Location: Eastern Kentucky on Jan 27, 2009 at 09:24 AM
    Thank you for sharing stories of compasion. It encourages others to make a difference and it gives hope to the ones who already giving. And thank you Jennifer for caring.
  • by Vicki Location: Michigan on Jan 22, 2009 at 09:28 AM
    Wow! to the person that posted 1/22/09 at 12:11 am. You are a jerk and you either did this or have done it before. Why would you say "who cares about dogs" Don't you know that people who care about animails care about people too. Think about! People who are mean to animals are generally mean to people. So get a life! We'll pray for you.
  • by dog lover Location: myself on Jan 21, 2009 at 09:11 PM
    who cares about a dog I think that they are people need took care of then this. they are sick people that need help why worrie about a mutt I will say thats sad an thats it
  • by susie Location: west virginia on Jan 21, 2009 at 07:53 PM
    So, happy that you found the puppies and took them in,BUT you could have given them a corner indoors rather than a blanket out in the cold windy weather!
  • by Andrea on Jan 21, 2009 at 06:28 PM
    I hope that the people who did it burns and pays for what they did to them poor cute puppies!!! && hope they get done they way they did the puppies! =)
  • by William Location: seky on Jan 21, 2009 at 06:23 PM
    Ecc 3,18 I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.Ecc,3,19 For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all [is] vanity.Ecc 3,20 All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.ECC 3,21 Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?
  • by dog lady Location: ky ky on Jan 21, 2009 at 02:56 PM
    To Nikki wanting the puppies,God Bless you,contact wymt and ask for contact info.
  • by Linda Location: Harlan on Jan 21, 2009 at 01:00 PM
    You are very nice people to take the puppies in, God is good and he will Bless you.
  • by Mauricia Location: Frankfort on Jan 21, 2009 at 10:47 AM
    MY MY MY more humans hitting ultimate lowness. Total waste of air. When will the idots out there REALIZE there are other alternatives. One of these days the right person will catch a piece of trash like this doing something like this and they will get just what they deserve. I just wish I could be the one that catches someone doing something so cruel. To me it takes a very twisted person to even begin to think of doing anything remotely close to this. May the person that did this get theirs in one way or the other. I have no sympathy for such people
  • by nikki Location: jeremiah letcher co. on Jan 21, 2009 at 09:04 AM
    i cannot mail the lady for the puppies i want the babies.. some one help me please.
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