Three puppies crammed into a cardboard box and abandoned at a Goodwill drop-off site were rescued when a woman noticed the taped-up box moving, according to the McKamey Animal Center.
The center is offering a $200 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever crammed the pups into the box labeled "STUFFED ANIMALS," a post on the McKamey Facebook page says.
The box was taped too tightly for the pups to escape and left in the parking lot of Goodwill's Highway 58 drop-off site.
The woman noticed movement and tore a hole in the box, discovering the dogs. The temperature inside was above 100 degrees, with no ventilation. The dogs, estimated to be between 9 and 11 weeks old, were overheated and covered in urine, and appear to have suffered extended neglect, the center's post said.
All three dogs are being treated at McKamey Animal Center. Anyone with information is asked to call the animal cruelty tip line at 423-305-6508.