Dog found tied to Iowa telephone pole has puppies

DE SOTO, Iowa (KCRG) - A dog found tied up to a phone pole in Iowa is now a mom.

AHeinz57 Pet Rescue and Transport announced the births this morning.

The rescue says someone found the mom tied to a phone pole outside De Soto, west of Des Moines, on April 6th. The person took her home for the night before the shelter could come to get her. But in the morning, they discovered the dog gave birth to 9 puppies.

The shelter took in the mom and her pups this week. They named the mom Carmen and say she is "very sweet and incredibly soft," and that the puppies will be up for adoption soon.

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