Two abandoned puppies would have frozen to death if the box they were in hadn’t been spotted by a man walking by an empty lot. He saw the box lying on the ground and decided to investigate. The man was surprised to find two nearly froze puppies inside. The man raced to the KC Pet Project, a local animal shelter, hoping for a miracle.
“They were in very bad shape when they came to us,” Tori Fugate, director at KC Pet Project, told The Dodo. “We rushed them to our veterinary clinic for immediate treatment. They were very dehydrated and their little bodies were freezing. Our staff worked for hours on them, giving them fluids and holding them for warmth.”
In a touching Facebook post, the shelter decided to share the stranger’s kind gesture. “Today, we are thankful for a number of reasons. We’re thankful for the man who found the box in this picture…that contained two puppies and brought them to the shelter for care,” the shelter wrote. “They were unconscious when they arrived and were immediately taken to our veterinary clinic.”
Although they were very concerned the puppies wouldn’t pull through, their team effort paid off. “Freezing and severely dehydrated, we’re thankful for our veterinary team who worked for hours giving these puppies fluids and working to warm their little bodies up to get to normal levels,” the post reads. “We’re thankful to the canine care team member who took them home for overnight observation and continued with their care.”
“We’re so happy to report that they survived and this morning they have eaten and are resting. We’re also thankful to all of the donations to our Roadrunner Medical Fund that allows us to provide care to puppies like this at KC Pet Project. They will now be monitored for a few days to ensure they are stable then will move to a foster home for recovery until they are ready for adoption.”
And just before they moved into their foster home, the two pups got to eat some yummy gruel and KC Pet shared a video of the occasion. “It’s safe to say that they enjoyed it,” says KC Pet Project. “So much, they were wearing it.”
The rescue will no doubt have many people interested in adopting the 3-week-old puppies, but they won’t be adopted out until they are 8 weeks old. We’re pretty sure they’ll find loving homes in no time.