CLINTON, Tenn. (WATE) - A shelter in Oak Ridge was upset after a box of puppies was found on the street in the freezing cold. Five puppies and a dead mother dog were in there. The shelter posted about it on Facebook. It later learned one of the puppies died too.
A volunteer with the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter, Jeannie Parker, is taking care of them. She is a lover of animals and that is why it was so hard for her to hear what these puppies went through.
"Anger. Disbelief. There is no reason for that," said Parker.
Parker said a woman found five puppies and their dead mom dumped on the side of a road in a box in this bitter cold. She then brought them to the shelter.
"They were in a panic. They were absolutely in a panic when they came in and they attacked food," she said.
She thought one may be blind because of malnourishment but she's trying to make sure all four make it. She gave them food, blankets and a heat pad.
"They are very undernourished and thin and cold," she said.
They are only about a month old. It was a rough start but hopefully they will end up in a loving home when they're ready for adoption in a few weeks.
If you want to help these puppies, Parker said you can give blankets or monetary donations to Oak Ridge Animal Shelter. The money will go towards food and vet bills.