Created: 12/12/2013 2:15 PM KSTP.com
(ABC 6 NEWS) -- The quick work by a young North Iowa man may have save seven puppies from the cold.
The man said he saw a plastic tote bin on a Mason City curb with a sign that said "free puppies". The man stopped to take a look, and when he opened it up, there were seven wet, cold puppies.
With frigid temperatures that night, the man brought the bin full of pups to the Animal Shelter, which is managed by the Humane Society of North Iowa.
“We are shocked and saddened that anyone would abandon a litter of puppies this way”, said Sybil Soukup, Executive Director of the Humane Society of North Iowa. “With the bitter cold weather we’ve had recently, it would not have taken long for these pups to suffer serious hypothermia or be frozen to death. There are better alternatives than to leave a litter of helpless puppies stuffed in a storage tote on the curb.”
The dogs were held for a week, to see if the owners wanted to claim them, but are now up for adoption.
They are about 8 weeks old, and in good health, despite the journey they took to the humane society.
The humane society says they've already approved one adoption application, but six of the puppies are still available. They do want to stress that many other animals need a new home, so you can always consider rescuing a different animal.
For more information, please call the Humane Society of North Iowa at: 641-423-6241 or visit them online at: www.hsni.org.