Puppies found in trash bags doing well, according to animal rescue


EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — A dozen dogs found in trash bags in Webster County, Kentucky are now under the care of PAAWS No-Kill Animal Rescue in Newburgh.

On the 7th a man and his daughter found eight dogs abandoned in a trash bag by a river. Two days ago, four more dogs were found 20 miles away on the side of the road, also left in a trash bag. Despite being left in the cold, those looking after the puppies say they are healthy and ready to find their forever homes.

One of the puppies found abandoned in a trash bag.

One foster owner says it’s not unusual for animals to be given up for adoption during January after the holidays are over.

To help the furry dozen find forever homes, Carson’s Brewery and Damsel Brew Pub are hosting “Pints for Pups” January 21 & 22. On the 21, PAAWS will be bringing animals to Carson’s for customers to meet. On the 22nd, they’ll be at Damsel Brew Pub.

“The last three dogs that I’ve had pets have all been rescues, so that’s from three different organizations so it’s not just one particular, everybody’s in need,” said Damsel’s Owner John Mills.

“Last year we spent over $140,000 in vet alone. So we really really need donations,” said PAAWS foster Sherri Patten.

The Webster County Animal Control Officer says nobody witnessed either incident so they aren’t able to prosecute anyone yet. Anyone with information is asked to contact Webster County Animal Control.

“We don’t want to see anyone suffer, person or animal,” said Mills.

“Anybody can take any animal that they don’t like or want or need or it’s too much, just take them to a no-kill rescue. Somebody will take that dog, puppy, cat, kitten and love them forever,” Patten.

Six puppies still need to be adopted. If you’re interested, contact PAAWS online to be put in touch with the dog’s foster family.

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(This story was originally published on January 15, 2020)

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