Brooklyn Center Police nurture puppies left in cooler at station

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Police in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota helped take care of five puppies after they were left at the station early Sunday morning. Now, the puppies are in need of permanent homes.

According to police, around 2 a.m., a woman dropped off five puppies - each about two weeks old - in the lobby of the police department. Police said the puppies were in a "dirty cooler" with a blanket.

Police said staff found a clean, spare container and blanket to keep the puppies warm. Commander Rick Gabler said the unexpected delivery brought out the softer side of the department.

“We had some officers run to a local Cub Foods, grab a bunch of supplies and some milk to feed the puppies so some of our officers took turns feeding them, bringing them back to health,” he said. “You can’t help but want to hold them, cuddle them and just love them.”

The officers later took the puppies to the Animal Humane Society in Golden Valley where veterinary technician Amber Testor evaluated them.

“Usually it’s the same kind of reaction we always have, ‘oh my God. There’s these cute little puppies. Where did they come from? How did they get here?’” Testor said.

Too young to be housed at the Animal Humane Society, the three-week-old puppies are each now in foster care where they’ll stay until they’re ready for adoption.

“They come in every two weeks to get those vaccines, de-wormers, updates, and we just kind of stay with them on their journey with the fosters,” Testor said.

Those who want to adopt a puppy after that time period are encouraged to contact the Animal Humane Society.