WALKER, Mich. (WZZM) -- The Humane Society of West Michigan is helping almost three dozen puppies find forever homes.
More than 30 puppies, rescued from euthanization at the Dothan City Animal Shelter in Alabama, were picked up Thursday. They arrived at the Humane Society of West Michigan Friday morning. The animals were saved by the Puppy Pipeline, a Georgia-based program that brings unwanted and abandoned dogs from the south to northern states.
All of the puppies up for adoption are 8 weeks to 10 months old; they include Cocker spaniels, Labrador retrievers, huskies, bulldogs, shepherd mixes, and other breeds.
"We have 35 dogs and puppies, mainly puppies," says Trudy Ender, executive director of the Humane Society of West Michigan, as she is holding one of the rescues. "Terry is one here; he is doing great. They [volunteers] drove all through the night from Alabama, which is where all the puppies and dogs came from. At that animal shelter, these cute little puppies like Terry would have otherwise been euthanized, so it's truly a life-saving venture for Puppy Pipeline and for Humane Society of West Michigan."
Since all the puppies are up-to-date on their vaccines, they're already available for adoption.