Lifestyle & Human Interest

Good Samaritan Rescues Bag of Puppies Tossed Out of Car Along Highway


From a young age, we learn what kinds of behaviors are acceptable at home and in society. While some have more attentive parents than others, many children are raised to know it’s wrong to hurt others.

Despite most of us knowing this, it seems some rationalize or draw the line in different places than others. Most people wouldn’t consider tossing a bag of puppies out of a car window to be an appropriate action, but that’s precisely what someone did.

It was early Thursday morning when a passer-by noticed suspicious activity on the side of Old Mueschke Road in Harris County, Texas.

Harris County Animal Shelter was contacted and sent investigators to the scene. They discovered the hungry puppies, out in the cold, looking like they’d been tossed from a car.

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“This morning one of our Harris County Animal Cruelty Investigators responded to a call from a citizen who reported a bag of puppies being dumped from a car window on to the side of the road (south of 99 off of Old Mueschke Rd.),” they wrote on Facebook on Jan. 31.

“A cruelty report was filed and we are looking for more information from anyone who may have witnessed the action. The cold and starving puppies were brought to Harris County Animal Shelter and will be placed in temporary cruelty foster.”

“If you witness animal abandonment, please take action by filing a cruelty report at (832) 927-PAWS or Provide video and photo documentation if possible.”

Melissa Correa with KHOU posted a video of the puppies along with some depressing news: She claims that originally eight puppies were found, but one had already passed away by the time they were rescued.

“WHO THREW OUT A BAG OF PUPPIES?” she wrote. “Harris County Animal Shelter Pets In Need is investigating a case of Animal Cruelty after officers found a trash bag full of 8 puppies early Thursday morning off Mueschke Rd/Grand Pkwy.

“ONE PUP was dead in the bag. You can adopt them at the end of the month.”

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The puppies are now being taken care of by experienced handlers and will get all the food and care they need. Their future looks bright because they were found in time, but people are still concerned for the mother dog, wherever she is.

Meanwhile, the search for the culprit continues. Hopefully, he or she will be found and the mother dog will be rescued from repeating the cycle.

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Amanda holds an MA in Rhetoric and TESOL from Cal Poly Pomona. After teaching composition and logic for several years, she's strayed into writing full-time and especially enjoys animal-related topics.
As of January 2019, Amanda has written over 1,000 stories for The Western Journal but doesn't really know how. Graduating from California State Polytechnic University with a MA in Rhetoric/Composition and TESOL, she wrote her thesis about metacognitive development and the skill transfer between reading and writing in freshman students.
She has a slew of interests that keep her busy, including trying out new recipes, enjoying nature, discussing ridiculous topics, reading, drawing, people watching, developing curriculum, and writing bios. Sometimes she has red hair, sometimes she has brown hair, sometimes she's had teal hair.
With a book on productive communication strategies in the works, Amanda is also writing and illustrating some children's books with her husband, Edward.
Austin, Texas
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