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6 Puppies Were Dumped on a Dirt Road

Please welcome our Country Music stars! 6 puppies were dumped on a rural dirt road and a corrections officer brought them to the shelter. Normally puppies are in high demand, and they get snapped up quickly by rescues. Not anymore.

The world is upside down right now. Every rural shelter we support is full and has puppies coming in, and they're having trouble getting them out. Rescues are full, adoptions are slow, and rescuers are overwhelmed.

The Union shelter consists of outdoor kennels on the grounds of the prison, with very limited protection from the elements, so this group was our top priority.

We think these puppies are 8-10 week old Border Collie, Australian Shepherd and/or English Spaniel, maybe with a little hound in the mix. With younger puppies we would keep them together, but since they're already 8-10 weeks old, we wanted to split them up in groups of two. That makes it more work for us, but much more manageable for the fosters.

We put out a plea for help, a bunch of people stepped up, and our team jumped into action. Thanks to a lot of people moving in a lot of different directions, these puppies are safe in their new foster homes.

Tracy Fosterling is fostering Toby Keith & Shania Twain; Kathy Courter is fostering Taylor Swift & Tanya Tucker; and MaryAnn Ruuska will foster Miranda Lambert & Lainey Wilson. She's out of town this weekend, though, so Michelle Foster and her family are temp fostering until she returns.

There is a lot of logistical work that goes on behind the scenes, and even more so with puppies going in multiple directions. Lynda Gridley and her daughter Eva once again saved the day, driving out to the shelter in Union to deliver more donations and to pick up these puppies, then deliver them to 3 different locations.

As always, Valerie Losego and Susan Merrill jumped into action to respond to applications, talk to potential fosters, do home visits on the fly, and get all the vaccines, dewormer, preventatives and other supplies out the the fosters.

There are still more puppies in other shelters and more potential fosters, so we're still working through a plan to try to get more out. In the meantime, these 6 puppies are out of the heat, getting settled in their new foster homes, and starting their new lives out right. Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen!

**Anyone interested in adopting can submit an adoption application using the link below!**

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