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Dog, pups rescued from box left in rain

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Dog, pups rescued from box left in rain

Humane Society ready to find homes for mom and puppies

  • Snowflake and her puppies Ember (white) and Coal.
    Humane Society of Southern ArizonaSnowflake and her puppies Ember (white) and Coal.

In what the Humane Society of Southern Arizona is calling a "Christmas miracle," a poodle and her pups were rescued from a cardboard box dumped in the rain on the city's southwest side.

The white poodle and her two puppies were found Monday in the rain-soaked box near Sandario Road and Ajo Way and taken to the Humane Society.

Michelle Kleckner, HSSA's foster care co-ordinator, took the three in and given the proximity to the holidays and the mom's white coat, named her "Snowflake." The puppies — a male and female — are called "Coal" and "Ember."

“Unfortunately, we see this lot. People dump animals - especially in outlying areas. The outcome is not always a happy one. Thanks to the finder this mom and her puppies have a chance," Kleckner said.

The three are expected to go up for adoption Thursday, HSSA spokeswoman Sara Gromley said.

The shelter has more than 350 animals in need of homes and is offering "Kringle Cats and Santa Paws" adoption specials with two-for-one kittens and $5 adoption fees for cats 5 months and older, mixed-breed dogs 5 months and older, and dogs over 25 pounds, Gromley said.

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