Puppies Found Tied Up in Pillow Case Rescued from Side of Busy Parkway

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9.13.14 - Puppies Found Tied Up in Pillow Case Rescued from Side of Busy Parkway

There were a total of seven puppies found tied up and left on the side of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Haywood County, North Carolina.  Haywood County Animal Control was called out to the scene, and Officer Frank Goodson was the one who responded, and got the puppies out of there and to safety.

According to Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation operations manager Debi Slater, “The puppies looked to be only two days old.  They were cold, wet and hungry.  We don’t have the details about who found them, only that they ended up at the county shelter.”

Leyah Pilkington is the assistant director of the shelter the pups were brought to, and she took them in overnight to make sure they stayed dry, warm and fed.  The following day, the pups were taken to the rescue facility, where they will be raised to the proper age and health for adoption.  There are two males, and five females in the litter.

Slater now has the task of finding good forever homes for the puppies once they are of age.

Slater said, “We got busy and started calling people to bottle feed the puppies every two hours.  The offers to help came in, and Janice Jobson took three puppies and Christy Swanton took the other four to foster.”

Considering the expense of bottle feeding and care for the infant pups, a fund has been set up for the pups.  You can get more information or make a donation by clicking here.

“Sarge’s has already spent $100 on bottles and formula to feed the puppies,” said Slater.  “When the puppies are old enough for medical, it will cost upwards of $150 per dog for shots, spay-neuter and veterinary care.”

Steve Hewitt is the board president of Sarge’s, and was the one responsible for setting up the fund raiser for the abandoned pups.

Hewitt said, “Virtual sponsorships will be accepted to the Parkway Puppy Fund.  People can contribute $20, $50, $100 or more by liking Sarge’s on Facebook and hitting the ‘donate social’ button on the Facebook page.  Or, concerned animal lovers may donate on the Sarge’s website by using PayPal or credit cards and designating Parkway Puppy Fund (PPF) in the comments section.”

The website for Sarge’s is www.sargeandfriends.org and can be found on Twitter as @friendsofsarge.  On Facebook you can simply search for “Sarge’s Animal Rescue.”

0 thoughts on “Puppies Found Tied Up in Pillow Case Rescued from Side of Busy Parkway”

  1. I got the feeling that someone was going to throw the whole bunch puppy in a Street.I heard this kind of violence around that people kill puppies this way.So sorry to hear this, but I hope this kind of thing will never happen again.

  2. some one is aware of a dog that just gave birth & the pups are missing. this is also cruelty to the mother of the pups. please report this person to the police for animal cruelity.

    • PLEASE DO !!! I am FOREVER POSTING posters re: animal abandonment around our community. I live in the country in Burke Co. NC. I could tell you stories of some of my resues that would make your hair stand on end. ALWAYS having loved animals..OUTRAGE , sheer OUTRAGE boils w/in me. We are not far from the Blue Ridge PW. Western NC is FULL of TRASH that walk on 2 legs. I would venture to say that if known, the person or people responsible for this UNEXCUSABLE ACT, are covered w/ tatoos and rent movies to watch 24/7; therefore they DO have the $$ to spay . I pray that these LOWEST FORMS of life, die a horrible , painful death…like they intended for these pups !

  3. I live in Haywood county and have 5 dogs and 7 cats of my own due to strays and feral cats giving birth — but I love all of them and care for them all, including regular vet visits. It is beyond me how someone could leave these poor pups to die a horrible death on the side of the road. Where is the mother dog? Why would you not take them to the shelter to begin with? It makes me sick — but hopeful due to the ones stepping up to care for these little puppies and giving them a chance at life. Thanks Sarge’s and all of your volunteers!!

  4. i would love to catchj a jerk doing something lije this, god will get them. this story is not unusual. you hear a lot of stories similar, i would rather have an aninal for a friend than most humans.

  5. This is so sad. Those puppies need their mother to learn and grow like a dog should. How can anybody do this I just don’t understand that kind of cruelty.

  6. THANK YOU to all the loving , generous individuals that have come forward to HELP. I regret that that the ‘beings from the DARK SIDE’ did not leave the Mama w/ her pups. That would have been too smart for the IGNORANT BASTARDS. Please God, let ALL BAD things befall this ‘element’ of life, that do not deserve to live.


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