“I thought it was donations … until I saw it move.”
One morning, Amanda Hood didn’t give the transparent storage container that was lying on the front yard of her business any thought. She was used to having goods left behind overnight because she coordinated rescue efforts for the Calhoun County Humane Society.
Hood told us, “I originally believed it was contributions.” “Until I noticed a movement.”
Hood approached the disposable container to get a better look. The bag had two tiny holes punched at the top, and as she drew nearer, she could see steam building up within.
Hood carefully opened the lid and was astounded to discover not just one small animal but almost a dozen tiny puppies inside the tote.
There were 11 puppies crammed into a tiny tote, according to Hood.
Here is a video of Hood opening the bag:
@ah080912 Early morning surprise that has become all to common. We are drowning in dumps and adoptions are almost nonexistent. Are you a 501c3 rescue that can help? Please email ca[email protected] Free transport is available. #abandoneddogs #puppiesoftiktok #shelterpup #animalshelterlife #animalshelterworker #helpushelpthem #dumpedpuppies ♬ Rescue – Lauren Daigle
No one knows exactly how the puppies got there, but Hood thinks they weren’t there for too long before she found them.
“They were probably only there for an hour or so,” Hood said. “Because with those two tiny holes for ventilation, I don’t think they would’ve made it for much longer.”
Hood brought the puppies to the Humane Society right away for a closer inspection. Fortunately, all 11 of the puppies, who were roughly 5 weeks old, were in good health.
Following their initial inspection, the little family moved into the shelter without delay and began acting just like pups would normally.
They eat, sleep, and like being held, according to Hood. They are the most adorable babies.
Unfortunately, Calhoun County Humane Society is filled to the brim with rescues, which means they don’t have the space needed to keep the family of puppies.
“There seem to be a lot more animals needing homes than there are people to adopt them here,” Hood said.
To give the pups a better chance at being adopted, the humane society transported them to Forever Home Dog Rescue in Illinois, where they are currently waiting to go into foster care.
Staff members at Calhoun County Humane Society already miss cuddling with the puppies, but they’re happy to know that all 11 of the pups will soon have the loving homes they’ve always deserved.