The Finger Lakes SPCA rescued over 100 puppies from a truck that overturned on a New York highway earlier this week. According to the shelter’s Facebook page, FLSPCA animal rescue staff were contacted by New York State for assistance with a vehicle accident on I-86 involving a transport vehicle carrying multiple puppies.
“Multiple” may have been an understatement, as the staff members and volunteers were surprised to find 104 puppies at the site.
An on-site vet then examined each pup. Thankfully, there were no fatalities, although two puppies had serious injuries: one suffered a fractured jaw and another sustained a leg fracture. They were transported to the Bath Veternity Hospital where their conditions stabilized.
Unfortunately, most of the puppies were returned to the transport company. In the shelter’s Facebook post, they were clear that they “abhor” puppy mills, and encourage people to educate themselves on the issue.
There is some good news, though. According to an update on FLSPCA’s Facebook page, some of the puppies stayed in their care.