Puppies dumped on side of road in Tacoma now fighting for their lives

TACOMA, Wash. — Seven puppies were found huddled together after being dumped on the side of a road next to traffic in South Tacoma.

On Oct. 20, a good samaritan found the puppies and rushed them to the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County, where they are currently being cared for.

After receiving veterinary exams, all seven puppies tested positive for parvovirus, a deadly and contagious virus. This viral disease has no cure, and the Humane Society has already seen over a dozen cases of it this year.

Despite the veterinary team’s best efforts in providing care, four of the puppies sadly passed away within three days.

According to the shelter, the three surviving puppies are doing better, but still have a long road to recovery ahead.

The Humane Society is now asking for the community’s support to help provide medical care for the puppies. Donations are being accepted on the shelter’s website.