A group of puppies are given new homes for Christmas after being abandoned at a convenience store over the holidays, according to local police.
A person left the five puppies in a zip-top duffel bag at a QuikTrip convenience store in Tulsa, Oklahoma, police said in a Facebook post on Sunday. Officers responded to the scene after learning of the abandoned puppies.
“Overwhelmed by the sentiments of Christmas,” the Facebook post read. “4 of the officers immediately adopted 4 of the puppies and the fifth went home with the QT employee.”
Tulsa police also took the opportunity to urge residents to “not shop” if they are looking for a new dog.
“There are too many rescues and shelters for abandoned pets,” police said.
Many took to the comments to thank the officers and staff for adopting the dogs.
Bonnie Roberts wrote: “I’m glad they didn’t get rid of where they suffered. They look like a mix of choleric and collie.”
Dina Price wrote, “Now this is last minute shopping. Thanks TPD and QT for giving these pups a home.”
NEWSWEEK I contacted Tulsa Police for further comment on Monday morning but no response was received in time for publication.
Other dogs were abandoned during this year’s holiday season.
Police in Walton County, Florida, released CCTV footage of a couple abandoning a dog and 11 of its puppies at an animal shelter just days before Christmas. In the video, the couple is seen getting out of the car with the black dog before eventually letting the dogs out of the shelter.
The dogs spent an hour outside before the staff noticed them “staring through the windows” at them.
“It is clear that these dogs have passed about 24 hours,” police said. “They were abandoned a few days before Christmas and left in the cold. There is no indication what kind of treatment these animals received before coming to the shelter. But they are in good hands now.”
In November, a woman abandoned her dog Bama at Tampa International Airport after she was told she did not have enough paperwork to take him with her. Police said they dropped Bama’s steering wheel and continued her journey to Miami.
But the airport called a rescue organization to help find a new home for the dog. Corinne Smith, who answered the call, took the Shih Tzu mix herself.
“The puppies showed him great tenderness and grace. He had to decide where to sleep in the bed. They let him eat with them. Now he kisses me and his tail when I approach him. Still confused, but we can love He is a very funny, demanding man,” Smith said. snores.”