As our summer comes to an unofficial close on this Labor Day, it's been a tough one for a couple of canines from northwestern Minnesota.
However, both dogs are still alive and doing well, despite some horrible treatment by their owners.
Last week, a 9-year old girl witnessed someone throwing a puppy from their vehicle on a bridge in Crookston. She said it appeared they were trying to throw the pup over the edge into the river.
However, it hit the guardrail, landed on the road and the girl saved the puppy.
Today, the pup now named princess is alive and well at the Polk County Humane Society.
Jean Hagl, Humane Society: "Right now we're hoping for somebody to come forward to find out who the owner is so charges can be filed."
Hagl's also caring for another dog with a hard luck story.
Lucky, was found tied to the railroad tracks near Fisher. He'd been hit by a train, but is now doing well following several surgeries, although one more surgery is needed to finish the fix on an injured hip.
Jean Hagl: "He had part of his ear amputated. He has to have hip surgery within a week. He had burns from the train on his back. His ear was split down the middle."
Hagl says they've already received 45-hundred dollars in donations to take care of 5-thousand dollars worth of medical expenses. And despite their terrible experiences in life so far, both dogs are still ready to accept people.
Hagl says several folks, who have already offered to give the dogs new homes are being carefully screened to make sure the rest of these dog's lives, are much better than the way they started.
During an average week, the Polk County Humane Society has 10 dogs and 30 cats up for adoption. If you're looking for a pet or would like to help with Lucky's medical costs… you can contact the Humane Society during regular business hours at: 218-281-7225.