Mother dog, puppies rescued after being abandoned in High Point

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HIGH POINT, N.C. -- An anonymous call to 911 alerted officers and dispatchers to a family of dogs abandoned on the side of the road.

Thursday night, dispatcher Beth Smith said a caller said there were three dogs alone on the street in High Point.

High Point police officers took the mother dog and her two puppies to the communications center. Instead of taking them to the animal shelter, Smith decided to take them home.

“Had that anonymous caller not seen these dogs, they probably wouldn’t have been here today as cold as it was last night, this box is not insulated and it’s just plastic,” Smith said. “Last night was so cold and our Guilford County Animal Shelter after-hours is just an open cage, I don’t know if they would have had the warmth or would have made it.”

Now she’s caring for them until she can find a responsible owner to adopt them.

Smith advises people who are interested in adopting to call the High Point police non-emergency number at (336) 883-3224.