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Puppies dumped and abandoned now ready for adoption

WARREN COUNTY, Ohio (Angela Ingram) -- Five puppies were exploring their new temporary home Wednesday, Circle Tail in Warren County.

The lab mixes were only nine and a half weeks old when they were dumped in Grant County Kentucky.  Volunteers at Circle Tail took them in several weeks ago.

Marlys Staley of Circle Tail said, "They got in here about 6 o'clock that night and they were two weeks old not three to four weeks old.  So they still needed bottle fed, their eyes weren't open."
   
But after one night of constant bottle feeding volunteers realized they needed extra hands to help out.  So the pups went to  prison!

Staley said, "I called one of our prison programs, the Ohio Reformatory for Women, and asked if they could take care of these puppies for us because we just really didn't have the facilities to do that.  And they said, 'Sure.'  So we loaded them into the van and drove them up to ORW and the ladies took it from there."

All of the puppies have names with a military theme.  The only female was named, 'Cadence.'  The pups have made huge improvements over the past few weeks.  Unfortunately two of the pups died early on, but the workers at Circle Tail said the ones that survived were perfect to the right homes of loving new owners.

"And they've already started crate training.  They sleep in a crate at night and it sounds like by what I read the puppies are only getting up once in the middle of the night.  Which is not too bad for a nine week old puppy," Staley said.

Circle Tail has two adoption appointments on Friday, July 18 for the puppies.  They won't be able to go to their new homes until they have their second vaccine next week and are spayed or neutered the following week.


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