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Hiker Was In Disbelief When He Found 7 Puppies In A Box On A Mountain

Hiker Was In Disbelief When He Found 7 Puppies In A Box On A Mountain

You never know where your next rescue’s gonna come from. But you sure know that you’re gonna do everything in your power to help the poor animal in need!

Any respectable animal lover lives by this motto. No matter how hard it may seem at times, leaving an animal in need to fend for itself is no option.

Sadly, that isn’t the case with the people who keep leaving these four-legged creatures in the worst of places. Just recently, a whole litter of puppies were found on the foothills of Idaho’s Owyhee Mountains. 

A pair of hikers heard the whimpering sounds coming from a nearby plastic box when the sorrowful sight left them heartbroken…

Emaciated, Dehydrated, And Craving Love

The hikers couldn’t contain their shock when they approached the box. To realize that someone would commit such a cruel act was unimaginable. Yet, there they were, all seven of them, begging for help from a huge, black bin.

The pups were extremely emaciated and dehydrated. Even though it wasn’t quite clear as to how long they had been in the mountains, it was more than evident that they needed help – urgently.

The kind hikers spared no time and immediately rushed into action. They contacted several rescues in the area, but sadly, none of them had enough space to take these sweeties in.

Then, the good people of Lake Lowell Animal Rescue, from Idaho, stepped in!

“We had a surprise with 7 emaciated, dehydrated puppies who were found abandoned in a remote location in a box,” LLAR wrote on Facebook.

They, too, were swamped with new canines coming into their rescue, but they just couldn’t stand the idea of leaving these abandoned puppies high and dry.

Once they were brought to their facility, all seven of them received medical care. And, in no time, their true personalities started to show!

The Community At Its Finest

After the initial settling into their new environment, the puppies soon started to come out of their shells. Based on their behavior, it was clear that they had interaction with people before, as they were all quite friendly and extremely affectionate.

They showed their true colors once they were properly cared for and fed. These babies soon stole the spotlight with their playfulness and became everyone’s favorite in the rescue.

The most amazing news arrived only a few days later! The community soon learned the puppies’ heartbreaking story, which resulted in lots of boxes of food and toys pouring into the rescue.

“The boxes of puppy food and toys we begged for a few days ago have started arriving and we are so grateful we were in tears a few times. We have never seen anything like this with puppies before. It’s crazy sauce you guys. We are so grateful these kids were found in time,” they wrote on Facebook.

These brave furbabies soon found a way to their temporary foster homes, and the rescue couldn’t be more thankful!

Melissa Blackmer and her amazing team were extremely thankful to people opening their homes (and hearts) to these innocent canines.

“We can’t state enough how important foster homes are to animal rescues. We depend on foster homes just as much as we do their forever homes,” she told The Dodo.

For now, the puppies will stay with their foster families until they are finally ready to go into forever homes. 

When the time comes, they will embark on a new, well-deserved journey and make some hoomans really happy! But, most importantly, they’ll never have to deal with abandonment again.