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A suitcase “moving” alone along the NC freeway leads to the rescue of four puppies crammed inside

GUILFORD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA: On Saturday, September 17, a blue suitcase was found moving by itself on the side of a North Carolina freeway. The strange sight eventually led to the rescue of four abandoned puppies, who were found crammed into the trunk.

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The suitcase was dumped on a street in Guilford County, North Carolina, and was found fully zippered. Guilford County Animal Services posted a photo of the four pups, who are mostly black with small white spots.

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Guilford County Animal Services recognized the rescuers’ efforts, writing on Facebook, “Thank you so much to all the Good Samaritans who are taking the time to help animals in need.” The post continued, “These four puppies were found in this roadside suitcase found with the suitcase closed with a zipper except for a small part. The Good Sams saw the suitcase move and stopped.” It then explained, “They were shocked by what they found and took her to the shelter immediately. These puppies are now undergoing medical screening and hopefully will be available for adoption or rescue soon. Thank you Good Sam for saving four lives today!”

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A Guilford County Animal Services spokesman, Stephen Carlson, said the pups, all four of which are females, are doing well. However, the medical team said they are severely undersocialized and will need foster care with experienced caregivers before they can be put up for adoption. The four puppies, currently named Tumi, Samsonite, Stowaway and Carion, are adjusting to their new surroundings. “However, they will require a lot of human interaction, affection and patience,” Carlson said.

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In a previous incident in February, a two-month-old puppy was rescued by Good Samaritans after being abused by its owner. The pup was threatened with “harsh and merciless remedy” and was discovered after two people heard him screaming. She caught the attention of a San Antonio police officer, who further contacted the City of San Antonio Animal Care Service officials to save Suki from the abuse and provide her with shelter.

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Many people have adopted animals during the lockdown, the City of San Antonio Animal Care Service said. However, many pets have been abandoned and mistreated as people struggled financially during the pandemic. Suki, the rescued pup, was one of the victims of abuse and was placed at the no-kill Animal Protection League of Texas shelter after her rescue. The City of San Antonio Animal Care Services wrote on Facebook, “Suki craved love but was treated harshly and cruelly instead.”

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