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SPCA of E. Texas says thanks to woman who saved 7 puppies

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TYLER, TX (KLTV) -

They’re known as the school house puppies. That’s because seven pups were found near a Tyler school abandoned last Wednesday. One week later, those puppies are ready for adoption.

The SPCA of East Texas said they don’t know who the woman was who rescued the puppies and brought them to the SPCA, but they would like to say thank you.

“A lady was taking her children to school. She noticed a rubber made type plastic tub in the ditch next to her child’s school and she looked down and saw these seven little puppies,” Pat Hicks, with the SPCA of East Texas, said.

She then dropped her children off and loaded up the pups.

“She took a risk at picking those dogs up. Her children were severely allergic to dogs,” she explained. “We appreciate her for what she did.”

There’s no telling who dumped the puppies or why.

“You never know what’s in their mind. I’m just thinking that they just thought children would find them and take them home and maybe, you know, give them homes,” she said.

But luckily, a caring mother discovered them. She had already tried one East Texas rescue that turned her away.

“She was in tears when she got here because she didn’t know what she was going to do if we turned her down as well,” she said.

That’s when the puppies ended up with the SPCA of East Texas. For the past week, scared and sick, the puppies have been nursed back to health by volunteers.

“And they’ve done just fine. They eat like little pigs and they’re just playful, sweet, little dogs, and very healthy,” Hicks said.

And they’re ready for adoption. The breed is anyone’s guess. The SPCA even said it is possible to have several different mixes in one litter.

“We’re saying right now terrier-spaniel mix. Some almost have a miniature rottweiler look. Anybody’s guess right now is as good as another person’s.”

But, they’re here and thriving, all because of that one woman.

“We only had a first name and so no, we don’t know who that was, but we thank her because she did something that she didn’t have to do.”

She's a woman who dropped her kids off only to pick up someone else’s.

If you would like to find out how to adopt one of the schoolhouse rock puppies email Lynn Harty at Lynn@spcaeasttx.com.

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