A litter of abandoned emaciated and bald puppies are full of kisses for their rescuers

It’s hard to imagine why anyone would dump a litter of puppies at the side of the road when there are shelters that would take them in and offer them the care that they need.

Thankfully there are good samaritans that stop and help those animals that are just dumped and left to fend for themselves.

When a litter of puppies was found dumped down a road in Vineland, New Jersey, it was clear that they weren’t capable of looking after themselves.

They were in such a shocking state that when an animal control officer arrived on the scene, they were rushed to a veterinarian clinic.


The five tiny puppies found dumped at the side of the road were completely bald and emaciated. The animal hero that stopped to help contacted South Jersey Regional Animal Shelter.

South Jersey Regional Animal Shelter

Animal shelter staff rushed the puppies to the vet who said there were just over five months old. They were hairless due to the fact they all had mange, were extremely emaciated, had eye infections and swollen feet and were covered in open sores.

After they were treated they were returned to South Jersey Regional Animal Shelter where they were given all the love and care that they needed.

When staff found them they were so grateful they covered everyone with kisses and their tails wouldn’t stop wagging, despite their exhaustion and hunger.

South Jersey Regional Animal Shelter

But they have a long road to recovery ahead of them and staff worked hard to treat them giving them medicated baths, antibiotics and eye medication.

These sweet pups have been given the collective title of The Mushroom Kingdom 5 and individual names from the Mario game series: Mario, Bowser, Daisy, Princess Peach, and Luigi.

Meanwhile officers are trying to trace the culprit responsible for leaving them at the side of the road.

Look at their amazing progress in the clip from South Jersey Regional Animal Shelter‘s Facebook page below.

Here is the post everyone has been waiting for……………………………………"The Mushroom Kingdom 5" Please meet Mario. Luigi, Bowser, Princess Peach and Daisy!!!!!!! Everyone is gaining weight and improving health wise. As you can see they all look way better than they did last week. Thank you for all the donations and support to help take care of these awesome pups. We will have another update next week. Enjoy your weekend!!

Posted by South Jersey Regional Animal Shelter on Saturday, May 11, 2019

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