It was a matter of days, if not hours, for three puppies on the brink of death. The sick, starving babies had been discarded like the trash into a dumpster full of garbage near a pond in the freezing rain.
The trio of pups, like the hundreds of thousands of stray dogs who turn up on the streets every year in the United States faced a daunting future. Some are plucked up off the street and transferred to a shelter; others aren’t so lucky.
Two Georgia Power linemen discovered the filthy puppies, their ribs jutting out from their bloated bellies. Frightened and confused, the puppies ran from a man who tried to previously rescue them.
“These puppies have gone through enough terror in their short lives.”
Shane Porter’s co-worker David was headed to his truck to hop in and head back to their workshop to grab some material when he saw two puppies dash out into the road.
They were very skittish, so the men lured the puppies over to them with a Slim Jim meat stick and a can of Vienna sausages.
“As I got my hands on this one, a gentleman showed up behind us with this one in his hands wrapped up in a jacket and said he had just pulled all three of them out of a dumpster around the pond over there.”
The two little girls and a boy were delivered to the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia where they were bathed, medicated, fed and loved. On the ride there, the puppies curled up at the worker’s feet in the floorboard.
“When we picked them up, we knew it was the right thing to do.”
The humane society’s executive director Julie Edwards said the pups seem to be OK despite their traumatizing ordeal.
“…they’re very hungry and skinny and may have some intestinal parasites, some worms going on.”
She noted that the humane society doesn’t normally take in strays directly and instead works closely with county animal control to help with their load.
“These puppies had been disposed of literally like trash, but we’ll keep them here and we’ve notified the county that they’re here in case someone is looking for them. We were able to get them into a warm, safe environment and get them the care they needed. We hope people are lined up out the door to adopt these puppies.”
Julie said everyone loves a heartwarming story and the combination of puppies and hardworking men proved to be a good one.
The linemen were heaped with praise by the shelter for “saving these little souls.”
“Everyone likes an everyday hero story. The real credit here goes to the good Samaritan and the Georgia Power linemen who brought them in instead of just leaving them there. If it wasn’t for YOU, these puppies would’ve never had a chance!”
The linemen even named the pups when they dropped them off at the shelter: David for the lineman who spotted the puppers in the road, Jennifer for David’s wife and Georgia in honor of Georgia Power.
Watch this sweet story unfold in the video below and see how adorable these puppies are!
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