It’s really shocking how some people treat their dogs. It’s always heartbreaking to see a dog abandoned, but some are left in some truly unbelievable places that put their lives at risk.
That was the case for four puppies, who nearly died after being left in a zipped-up suitcase — but thanks to a good samaritan, these dogs are now in good hands.
According to a Facebook post by Guilford County Animal Services, in Greensboro, North Carolina, the good samaritan saw the suitcase on the side of the road, and after they noticed it was moving they stopped to investigate.
A source told the Charlotte Observer that the bystanders saw “a nose was poking out of an unzipped corner.” They opened the suitcase and were reportedly “shocked” by what they found: four puppies alive inside.
The good samaritans brought the puppies to the shelter, where they were medically evaluated.
The puppies are all female, about 10 weeks old and believed to be Labrador/pit bull mixes, per the Observer. They have all been aptly given suitcase-themed names, like Samsonite, Stowaway and Carion (“carry on.”)
While all the puppies survived and didn’t appear to have any serious medical concerns, it’s easy to think how things could’ve gone tragically wrong. The suitcase was reportedly zipped up almost entirely “except for one small part,” according to the shelter’s post.
It’s likely that the dogs would have suffocated if they hadn’t been found in time, and the shelter thanked the good samaritans for saving the puppies’ lives.
It isn’t known who left the puppies in the suitcase, and as the story went viral many were appalled that the dogs were left for dead.
But now, these puppies are looking towards a better future. Earlier today, Guilford County Animal Services announced that the four puppies would be made available for adoption.
But they wrote that the puppies would “require special attention and affection,” and would only be placed in foster-to-adopt homes.
“The puppies are doing well, but very under-socialized,” the shelter explained.
It’s heartbreaking what these precious puppies went through, but we’re glad that they’re safe and in good hands.
We hope that all four dogs find perfect homes soon, with families that will give them the love and care they deserve. Anyone interested can reach out to Guilford County Animal Services and speak with an adoption ambassador.
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