Puppies dumped along I-25 rescued in the nick of time

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A group of puppies dumped on the side of a highway have a second chance at life thanks to a pair of good Samaritans.

“It angers me,” said Kelcy Clark.

“It’s heartbreaking,” said Kerri Rains.

“They were just inches from being squashed by semis and other vehicles,” said Barbara Juarez.

Barbara Juarez and her friend Kerri Rains were on their way home to Albuquerque form Las Vegas, New Mexico last week when they found six puppies dumped along the side of I-25.

“They were thrown away like trash and I don’t like that,” said Rains. “They were just scared to death.”

Rains said the dogs were shaking and dehydrated. She said one of them was limping.

“It’s going to make me cry. It was heartbreaking to see them dumped on the road,” she said.

The pair couldn’t stand to leave the dogs behind, so they pulled over to help.

“We just had to. It was a natural instinct to pull over and save them,” save Juarez.

They transported all six puppies to Albuquerque rescue NM K-911.

“It’s horrible. These dogs deserve a chance,” said NM K-911 President Kelcy Clark.

All of the dogs are up for adoption. They’re awaiting an owner who will treat them right.

“If you can’t take the responsibility to love a pet, please don’t get them,” said Rains.

A veternarian has seen all of the dogs. They are up-to-date on their shots.

The rescue isn’t sure what breed the dogs are.

If you’d like to adopt one, call NM K-911 at (505) 688-6160.

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