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Seven Puppies Rescued From Drowning

BEND, OR -- A local rescue organization says seven puppies saved from drowning are now thriving after their original owner tried to toss them into a canal.  Jaymie Friesner says a passerby brought them all to Street Dog Hero in July. Friesner's family took all seven dogs home at first, "We were bottle feeding them about every three hours. On top of that, you have to do everything mom does; clean them up, stimulate them to go to the bathroom, keep them warm."

She says a social media post helped spur community help, "People donating blankets and bottles and these little puppies love the pacifiers called WubbaNubs and we had many people donate those. And then, on top of that, monetary donations. And, we had one donor who bought all the formula that got these puppies through." The dogs are now nine weeks old. 

Five of the pups; Lemon, Macintosh, Coconut, Pomegranate, and Melon have all found forever homes. Apricot and Peaches are still available for adoption. "And if one of these isn’t the one," Friesner tells KBND News, "These puppies opened the floodgates and in the last five weeks, we currently have - I think it’s 27 puppies under nine weeks old. And that’s not including their litter." Find information on all the puppies available for adoption at Street Dog Hero’s website.  


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