Abandoned Dogs Saved From Heat In Paterson Home

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have rescued a pit bull mix and her five 2-week-old pups from a stifling derelict house in northern New Jersey.

Neighbors in Paterson alerted authorities after hearing several barking dogs.

Chief Animal Control Officer John DeCando told The Record newspaper the mom and pups were on the second floor with the sun beating down on them. DeCando says they would not have lived another day.

Authorities also removed five other adult dogs from the house.

The puppies will receive medical attention and be cared for by an animal rescue organization in Wayne until they’re ready for adoption.

DeCando is trying to find the person who abandoned the dogs.
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  • kendra

    i am praying they find the owner also so that some1 can leave him in the hot sun for hours on end just without food and water and make for him to urinate on himself also to make it worth his while while he is out there.and see how he likes it.that no fair you don,t do that to animals you suppose to treat them like family.

  • njlviin

    Thank goodness for the neighbors. With the exception of the few good people who care – Patterson is a dump. The need to get rid of the mayor rout out all of the garbage and rebuild the city.

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