Puppies found inside box labeled ‘stuffed animals’ are recovering, no suspects yet

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The puppies are only 8 weeks old, but the local shelter says they’ve been through a lot in that short amount of time.

The pups are currently recovering after someone abandoned them outside a Tennessee Goodwill store in a box labeled ‘stuffed animals.’

A woman saw the box wiggling so she opened it, the puppies are now alive thanks to her.

“She said when she opened the box, she could feel the heat come out. They had been there for a while,” Chelsea Fogal, the veterinarian at the local shelter said.

The shelter said all three puppies have worms and are malnourished, but they should be able to recover soon and be adopted.

Police are offering a $200 reward for information leading to the suspects. Animal cruelty charges are a possibility.


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