A Heroic Animal Shelter Saved Over 100 Puppies From A Truck Crash

It’s been a trying week, to say the least. Voters are facing their regrets, Shia LaBoeuf got arrested, and even Hollywood is fighting.

Really the only thing that could cheer us up is a canine story. Because dogs are the only pure beings this world has left. The Finger Lakes SPCA (animal shelter) rescued over 100 puppies from a truck that overturned on a New York highway earlier this week.

According to the shelter’s Facebook page, FLSPCA animal rescue staff were contacted by New York State for assistance with a vehicle accident on I-86 involving a transport vehicle carrying multiple puppies.

…”Multiple puppies” may have been an understatement. A group of staff members and volunteers responded to the site where 104 puppies were removed from the vehicle, one by one.


The furry little survivors ranged in breed types, though most were toy and smaller breeds.

An on-site vet then examined each pup for triage purposes. Thankfully, there were no fatalities, although but two puppies had serious injuries: one suffered a fractured jaw and another sustained a leg fracture. They were transported to the Bath Veternity Hospital where their conditions stabilized.

Unfortunately, most of the puppies were returned to the transport company.

The rest of the puppies were examined for health issues; but veterinary medical professionals found no signs indicating any animal cruelty. As a result, the FLSPCA had no legal authority to retain ownership of the puppies; despite the fact that they likely were transported from a puppy mill.

However, in the shelter’s Facebook post, they were clear that they “abhor” puppy mills; and encourage people to educate themselves on the issue.

There is some good news, though. According to an update on FLSPCA’s Facebook page, some of the puppies stayed their care.

The injured puppies will remain in the care of the Bath Veterinary Hospital and two additional pups will stay on-site at the shelter for medical care. The FLSPCA hopes to provide updates as the pups’ adoptability status changes.

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