Police Honor Teens Who Helped Rescue Pit Bull Puppy Found Abandoned In The Woods

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A pit bull puppy, who is only a few months old, was found abandoned in a crate deep in the woods on a private property. The poor pup was covered in feces and insect bites.

A logger found the pup and got the property owner to give him some water. That’s when two teenagers nearby volunteered to take care of the puppy. Sam Rice and Brady Thebeau took the pup home, cleaned him, and watched him until animal control got there.

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The friends were honored for their generosity and volunteerism by the Leicester Police Department during a press conference. Chief James Hurley said if it weren’t for these teenagers, and the other two people involved, that this puppy most likely wouldn’t have survived.

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Police are still searching for the person who abandoned the pit bull and could face animal cruelty charges. Police want this story to serve as a reminder to people to surrender unwanted pets to animal control or a rescue rather than abandon them and leave them to die. Hopefully it also encourages people to adopt instead of shop. There are plenty of dogs in shelters like this little pup who are looking for forever homes.

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Animal control is working to find this pit bull a loving home and will make sure it’s the perfect fit for him. He won’t ever have to worry about being abandoned or neglected ever again; now he’s ready for his second chance at life!

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Growing up, Ashley always had a passion for writing. After receiving her Bachelor's in Journalism from Stony Brook University, she now uses that passion to write about the thing she loves most in this world: animals! When she isn't writing, you can find her curled up on the couch with a kindle in her hands and her Guinea Pigs on her lap.