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Seven Puppies Dumped In Freezing Cold Near Mason City, IA

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The Quad Cities has seen its fair share of harsh weather so far this season

In northwest Iowa, the temperatures have been about the same, if not worse.

That's why people are so upset to find out seven puppies were dumped on the side of the road in freezing temps near Mason City, Iowa.

Some are calling it animal cruelty.

Pat Gansen with the Mason City Animal Control says a passerby found the dogs on the side of the road last week, inside a plastic storage tote.

"Unfortunately it was a very cold day. It was one of those days it didn't get above zero. Luckily they had each other to keep them warm."

They were brought to the Humane Society of North Iowa in Mason City, and nursed back to health.

They were wet, they were cold, but they were still alive.

Now, the dogs are thriving, considering what they've been through.

But Gansen says if no one had seen them and they were left out overnight, they could have froze to death.

"Fifteen years, I just get disgusted with people sometimes."

Sybil Soukup of the Humane Society of North Iowa says they don't know who did this.

"But our goal is to find these dogs loving forever home where they'll never be left on the side of the road again."

She says these dogs didn't deserve this, instead, the owner should have taken them to a shelter.

"This is a living creature and if you are taking on the responsibility for their life, then you need to see it through. Just by putting them on the side of the road is basically throwing them away."
 
"The humane society is caring for the dogs, and trying to find them good homes. In the meantime though, they ask that anyone with information about this please come forward, because the person that did this could face animal cruelty charges.

The humane society doesn't know the breed of the dogs, but they think they might be part boxer.

Find a list of Quad City area animal shelters here: http://www.kwqc.com/story/184963/psl-adoptable-pets


This story comes to us from KWWL.