Sheriff’s Office hopes to adopt out puppies abandoned near Barnesville

Published: Aug. 23, 2023 at 1:07 PM CDT
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BARNESVILLE, Minn. (Valley News Live) - The Clay County Sheriff’s Office says it’s been getting many inquiries about the five abandoned puppies in a rural part of the county.

Officials say they spoke with FM Animal, and there is a process in place for how to adopt the dogs. The dogs will be at FM Animal until Aug. 30. After that, they will be moved to a rescue and will be up for adoption. The sheriff’s office says it doesn’t know what rescue the puppies will go to. That will depend on which one has room for them. The animal hospital can’t give you information on which one they will go to. Officials suggest you monitor the rescue websites, if you’re interested in adopting them.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office says they would like to talk with the owner of the puppies. No one has com forward yet to claim responsibility for abandoning them. The Sheriff’s Office estimates the black lab puppies are approximately 12 to 14 weeks old.

The four females and one male were left with some food, and were left close to the city of Barnesville, according to deputies.

If you know the owner of these puppies, you are asked to contact Deputy Sasha Bouma at 218-299-5151.