Box of puppies abandoned at IFD station 22 find foster family

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (January 31, 2016) – The Indianapolis Fire Department played a special part in helping a box of abandoned puppies find a safe place to stay. Firefighters at IFD Station 22 found these adorable puppies on their doorstep Friday morning.

The firefighters at Station 22 looked after the puppies until Indianapolis Animal Care and Control arrived. The puppies were evaluated, and it was determined that they are in generally good health.

The puppies were pulled Saturday from IACC by Rescue Farm – a group out of Poland, Indiana.

Rescue Farm offered to take the puppies into foster care, and they were taken immediately to the SPOT Spay/Neuter Clinic in Cloverdale where they spent the night to monitor their health and wellness. They were able to get them into a foster home on Sunday, and they “are doing very well.”

According to Rescue Farm, the puppies are four weeks old, and they’re a shepherd mix.

One of the puppies is very tiny with eyes matted shut and a severe respiratory infection. IACC staff had already started the pup on antibiotics, and a staff member was giving fluids to rehydrate him to save his life.

They will not be available for adoption for at least another month. They must be at least 8-weeks-old and in good health to be spayed/neutered – something Rescue Farm does with all its animals are prior to adoption.

IFD also wants residents to know that IACC is currently running an adoption special for Valentine’s Day. All dogs and cats are just $30 through February 13.

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