A cardboard box full of adorable, fuzzy little puppies were dropped off at Station 22 Indianapolis Fire Department on Friday morning. The owner of the puppies is unknown, but the organization’s Facebook page ignited with lots of “oohs and aahs” after the department posted the composite photo of the six little ones.
“Firefighters care for Puppies dropped off at Station 22 by area resident. @INDYACC to the rescue,” had been tweeted as firefighters cared for the pups until help arrived from Indianapolis Animal Care and Control. When brought to the shelter, all of the puppies were examined and determined to be healthy. They have since been placed with a rescue organization until they are old enough to be adopted; several people have already offered to adopt one. The Indianapolis Animal Care and Control is planning a Valentine’s Day adoption special and want to remind everyone there are many more puppies, dogs, kittens and cats who are ready for adoption now.
And as heartwarming and unique as this situation was, the firefighters urge everyone not to drop off unwanted pets at the fire stations as they are not equipped for animal rescue. “Take the animal directly to the IACC shelter (owner surrender program), Humane Society (by appointment only) or try to re-home them yourself. We love our furry friends as much as you do and want what’s best for them; our family serving your family.”
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