Last week in Albuquerque, New Mexico, a litter of six puppies was found in a trash bag in a field. 13-year-old Jonathan Flatt was on his way to school when he came across them.
“I heard rustling and as shocked as I normally am I look around and then I heard it again,” said Jonathan.
Jonathan was walking to his bus stop for school when he heard some noise and decided to investigate. It was then that he noticed the litter of six, who had chewed through the trash bag and were not in good shape. Jamie Flatt, Jonathan’s mother, said that they were covered in ticks to the point that looking into their ears was impossible.
It took the puppies a couple of days before they trusted Jonathan and his mother, but after a week of caring for them, the puppies came around.
“They were not old enough to leave their mom, they did not know how to drink water on their own,” said Jamie Flatt.
No one knows who abandoned the puppies and Jonathan doesn’t understand how someone could have done this. He says there is a pound nearby and they shouldn’t have been “left to die” but he is happy that the puppies will all have a second chance at life and a second chance at finding a loving home.
Three of the puppies have already been adopted, and two will be up for adoption at the Humane Society and one through Homeless Animal Rescue Team.
“They’re happy, they’re alive, they’re going to have good lives and good homes,” says Jamie.