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Discarded puppies saved by motorist
Wilson County NewsNovember 21, 2012 2,510 views 8 comments
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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