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Litter Of Puppies, Mom Left In Front Of Shelter

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POWELL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Powell County Animal Shelter is investigating after someone abandoned a dog and half a dozen puppies in the freezing temperatures.

The shelter discovered the seven dogs Tuesday around 3 p.m. inside a kennel. Four of the six puppies were already dead.

The mom and the remaining two infant dogs are recovering.

The shelter says Kentucky's abandonment law was clearly broken, and while they may not find the person who left the canines, they hope this sends a message.

"We don't know if a neighbor has confiscated his neighbors dog up here, we don't know if it's truly abandoned," said Teresa Stidham, who works at the shelter. "We don't know the situation, nothing about the animal."

The two puppies have foster homes, and will be up for adoption when they're healthy enough. 

The Powell County Judge Executive, who oversees the shelter, says if someone watches this and was planning to leave a dog or cat in the cold- they better think twice. 

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