What was supposed to be a routine traffic stop for an Oregon state trooper turned into a rescue of 10 helpless puppies.
Senior Trooper and K9 Handler Travis Peterson with the Oregon State Police stopped a car on the highway near Medford, Oregon when he noticed the driver acting suspiciously. He decided to investigate and was surprised to find 10 puppies when he popped open the trunk of the 2008 Ford Fusion.
The Oregon State police wrote on Facebook: “A consent search revealed 10 Husky/German Shepard puppies locked in the trunk with no water and no air-conditioning on a 90 degree day. The puppies were being transported from Fontana, Ca to Seattle, WA.”
Senior Trooper Peterson took a selfie with the puppies after rescuing them and before they were transported to Jackson County Animal Services in Phoenix, Oregon.
“The owner of the puppies was cited for Animal Neglect,” the OSP added before writing, “OSP’s K-9 unit is not always about just finding illegal drugs, some days they get to save the lives of puppies.”
The puppies were extremely fortunate that Senior Trooper Peterson found them, as their lives were in serious danger given how they were being transported.