Albuquerque boy saves puppies dumped in a trash bag

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A litter of puppies stood no chance when abandoned in an Albuquerque field near Central and Unser. Thankfully, that all changed when a young boy was in the right place at the right time.

Six puppies are now safer after they were dumped in a field in a trash bag. They’re alive today because of 13-year-old Jonathon Flatt.

“I heard rustling and as shocked as I normally am I look around and then I heard it again,” said Flatt.

He said he was walking to his bus stop for school when he decided to investigate. He soon noticed a litter of six puppies.

“I realized these puppies are abandoned, they’re weak and stuff so I called my Mom right away,” said Flatt.

He said luckily the puppies chewed through the trash bag they were in, but he said they were still not in good shape.

“They were covered in ticks, you couldn’t even see the inside of their ears,” said Jamie Flatt, Jonathon’s Mother.

Jonathon’s Mom also said they were starving.

“They were not old enough to leave their Mom, they did not know how to drink water on their own,” said Jamie Flatt.

After a week of caring for the pups, they said they started to come around.

“It took a couple days for them to start to trust us, but then they realized they’re not going to hurt me, this is who is going to feed me, this is who is going to take care of me,” said Jamie Flatt.

As for who left the puppies here, the boy who found them said he can’t understand.

“There’s a pound right over there,” said Jonathon. “They shouldn’t have just abandoned them and left them to die.”

Jonathon is happy though that each of the puppies have a second chance at life and a second chance at finding a loving home.

Three of the puppies have already been adopted. Two will still be up for adoption at the Humane Society and one other through the Homeless Animal Rescue Team.

“They’re happy, they’re alive, they’re going to have good lives, good homes, and it’s just amazing,” said Jamie Flatt. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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