Six Puppies Found in a Potato Sack Floating in River Are Expected to Survive

November 1, 2017 Updated: November 1, 2017    

A kayaker discovered six newborn puppies inside a sack in a Massachusetts river. And they’re expected to survive.

Police said a person threw the sack in the Blackstone River last month. Two kayakers came across the potato sack and heard the dogs’ whimpers.

They were able to rescue the dogs and contact the relevant authorities, CBS reported.

“I believe as a police chief they had guardian angels looking over them, these kayakers,” Uxbridge Police Department Chief Jeffrey Lourie said. “It was only a matter of time before they were all submerged and perished.”

The puppies are believed to be seven days old.

The department, on Facebook, said that they’re looking for the “low life” suspect behind it.

“Obviously this is a heinous act, unconscionable,” Lourie said. “We definitely want to be able to charge [the suspect] with six counts of cruelty to animals.”

The Uxbridge Police gave an update to LittleThings:

“We are overwhelmed by the responses with regards to the puppies found… We have such a caring and great community and we appreciate everyone’s outpouring support and concern for the puppies. If anyone has any information please contact our Police Department any time and we will have you speak with one of our Detectives. If you are looking to provide a monetary donation to help, you can certainly send a check to our “Uxbridge Regional Animal Control Gift Account” at 275 Douglas Street, Uxbridge MA. We would like to remind everyone to please consider the many many dogs looking for loving homes in the many area shelters here locally and beyond.”