MOUNT VERNON — Early this month, Knox County Animal Control received a call that a litter of puppies had been dumped along Flack Road in Butler Township. The caller thought there were five or six puppies.
Officer Jim St. Clair went to check out the report. He said that soon after he started down the road, he stopped an Amish buggy coming toward him and asked the woman if she had seen any puppies along the road. She knew about the puppies and told him they had been picked up the day before and taken to the local bulk foods store, where they were given away.
St. Clair said he proceeded down the road to check things out and make sure there were no more puppies.
“I was driving very slow, watching for any pups and happened to look in my side mirror,” St. Clair recalled. “I spotted a small reddish-colored puppy running for all he was worth, ears flopping, chasing me down, as if yelling ‘Wait! I’m right here! You passed me!’”
“I stopped the truck and bailed out, calling to the puppy. He picked up the pace, jumped into my arms and began kissing my face all over.”
St. Clair said the puppy appeared to be about 6 or 7 weeks old and is part Labrador retriever, maybe some American bulldog and possibly some boxer.
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