Fort Worth police rescue puppies thrown away like trash

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FT. WORTH, TX (KDAF) - This will tick off any animal lover. Someone tossed out a litter of pit bulls like garbage. The pups were put in a plastic bag, tied up, then thrown over a bridge in downtown Fort Worth.

It's a good thing someone came along and found them!

"Some girls said they had heard something in a bag. There were 10 little puppies in there. We called the police for them and put (the puppies) underneath that tree over there," explained Rudy Martinez, owner of Lone Star Printing and Posters.

Fort Worth Officer Gigi Hempstead was nearby and answered the call.

"You could tell they were very hungry. They were squealing for mama," Hempstead said.

Officer Hempstead scrambled to find a foster home for the precious pups and it didn't take long for someone to volunteer.

"We weren't sure if any of them were really going to make it at all. This is seven out of 10 of them. We did lose three," explained Brad Smith, foster for Cody's Friends Rescue.

The good news is the remaining pups are recovering nicely and soon will be looking for fur-ever homes.

"They're going to take a little longer than regular puppies are just because there are a lot of variables with them. A lot of conditions that have to be taken care of, but we're pretty hopeful. Say eight to 10 weeks," Smith said.

Now, wouldn't one or two of them look great in your house?

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