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Discarded puppies saved by motorist


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November 21, 2012
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FLORESVILLE -- A posting on Facebook has resulted in six abandoned puppies finding new homes.

Kristen Martinez of Floresville was driving along C.R. 304 from Sutherland Springs to Floresville, when she witnessed someone in a white pickup truck ahead of her throw out a bag she thought was trash.

“Lots of people throw trash out there,” Martinez said.

But the bag looked heavy, she noticed, and about that time, something black flew from the bag and hit her Nissan Xterra. Too late, she realized the “thing” was a puppy.

She stopped to check, but the puppy was dead. When she checked the 50-pound dog food bag that had been thrown from the moving vehicle, she found six more puppies inside -- all healthy.

“Why would somebody do that?” Martinez wondered.

She loaded the puppies in her car and called her mother, who suggested taking them to Deason’s Animal Hospital in Floresville. The staff there said they’d post photos on Facebook, and also provided phone numbers for local animal rescue organizations; those organizations also posted on Facebook. Within an hour, people were calling Martinez to adopt the puppies. Within two hours, homes had been found for all the surviving puppies.

Several went to Floresville policeman Robert Gonzales and his family, one to a woman in Karnes City, one to another woman in San Antonio, and another to a fireman in La Vernia, Martinez said.

“I have a heart; that’s why I stopped,” Martinez said. “It’s pathetic that people would be like that [to throw the dogs out]. I just wanted to give the puppies a good home. They were all sweet and potty-trained, maybe about 10 weeks old. Someone took the time to care for them.”

No police report was filed regarding the incident, according to the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department.
 

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Elizabeth Bryan  
La Vernia, TX  
November 29, 2012 4:57pm
 
Wow! Awesome to see how many actually DO care! I run the WILSON COUNTY SPAY/neuter group and was the first one Deason's called. It takes a village to rescue animals and everything just came together so quickly. It was awesome. ... More ›

 
flying monkey  
runge  
November 24, 2012 12:10pm
 
be responsible!!!! Spay/neuter, for their sake, before they are euthanized, the COUNTRY way! good job to this good samaritan!!!

 
4 th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
November 23, 2012 8:45am
 
You find me someone that can abuse an animal, and I'll show you someone with an evil heart.

 
Turbo  
Wilson County  
November 22, 2012 11:09am
 
Would like to add that Deason Animal Hospital always is willing to help for things like this and that is why they get all of our business. Good Folks.

 
Turbo  
Wilson County  
November 22, 2012 11:06am
 
To answer the first post, nobody drove by, the fool threw the bag out with someone driving behind them. So not only are they without a conscience, they probably have a low IQ. Sign of the times.

 
One Voice  
Floresville  
November 21, 2012 5:06pm
 
Good job!!!! Ms Martinez. Feels good to do good.

 
Sam Eagle  
Muppet Land  
November 21, 2012 3:00pm
 
It's time for our municipal and county governments to take action to turn back the tide of disrespect to animals. Too often, pets are being dumped on county roads and left either to get hit by cars, roam in packs, or pose threats ... More ›

 
flying monkey  
runge  
November 21, 2012 1:47pm
 
someone with a heart, HOW REFRESHING! If there were more people like this, the world would be a better place. how many people have driven by these puppies before the person with the heart came by, and luckily he/she did!!!! ... More ›

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