8 Puppies Left for Dead in 100-Degree Heat Rescued by Good Samaritan and Deputies

A litter of eight puppies was rescued after being abandoned in sweltering Texas heat, left inside a carrier without water.

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The Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a good Samaritan who found the puppies abandoned in a field under 100-degree heat.

Deputies Collin Stephenson and Haley Drew, along with the Fort Worth Animal Care and Control team, responded quickly. The puppies, believed to be shepherd mixes around six weeks old, were found struggling to survive in the intense heat.

“I don’t know how long they were out. I’m guessing a day or two,” Deputy Stephenson said. The deputies provided immediate care, giving the puppies water and putting them in air conditioning to cool down.

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Deputy Drew, who has a Labrador Retriever and an Irish Wolfhound, shared, “I’m a huge animal lover. Of course, I immediately went to his call to help out. There were just a bunch of puppies with no water in a field.”

The Fort Worth Animal Care and Control team posted an update on Facebook, showing photos of the rescued puppies and sharing that they are doing much better.

The puppies are currently at the Chuck & Brenda Silcox Animal Care and Adoption Center. They have been given names inspired by popular chip brands: Cheetos, Fritos, Ruffles, Lays Potato, Cheese Itz, Doritos, and Pringles.

Deputy Stephenson, who already has four dogs, decided to adopt one of the puppies. “I’m actually going to adopt one,” he said. “It’s kind of cool. It’s full circle. Thank God that guy called in saying there’s dogs out here, and hopefully we can get the other seven or eight that are in there adopted out.”

The animal shelter is now looking for foster homes and permanent adoptions for the remaining puppies. They should be available for adoption sometime next week.

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If you are interested in fostering or adopting these little ones, you can contact the Fort Worth Animal Care and Control at fortworthtexas.gov/animals or send an email to FWACCFOSTER@fortworthtexas.gov.

Thanks to the Good Samaritan and the deputies who rescued those poor pups. This heartwarming rescue shows how important it is for us to show compassion and take responsibility for all of God’s creatures. It’s sad to see some people neglect these innocent beings, but it’s up to us to protect and care for them.

Proverbs 12:10 says, “The righteous care for the needs of their animals, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.” Let’s be those righteous ones making a difference in the world.

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