Two Dogs Were Abandoned In A Crate And Left For Dead Near Rising Floodwaters

The Dallas County Natural Resources manager went to check on the rising water near Puckerbrush boat ramp, preparing to close it down since it was expected to floor within the hour.

But she wound up seeing something extremely unexpected: two Maltese dogs locked in a wire crate near the rising floodwaters.


He immediately brought them to AHeinz57, an animal rescue in Iowa, where they were examined for any injuries. Luckily, the pups were okay and seemed to be in good health and condition.

One dog was microchipped, but the shelter is still investigating who the owners are to figure out how and why this incident occurred.

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“There’s all kinds of stories of what it could be,” Debi Hawk of AHeinz57, told ABC 9. “It could be an owner…it could be someone being spiteful, or it could’ve been stolen.”

If anyone knows anything about the incident, please contact Amy Heinz at 515-333-9040.


The pups will remain at the shelter until their story is known. The shelter says they will let everyone know when they’re available for adoption.

Click here for updates on the shelter’s Facebook page.

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10 Of The “Most Loyal” Dog Breeds On The Planet
Giving love and support to humans is something that some dogs do better than others.

While many dogs love everyone they meet and are willing to take treats or belly rubs from anyone, the pups we found are just the opposite.

These 10 dogs are some of the most loyal breeds on the planet. They are rock steady in their loyalty to their owner no matter what.

1) Akita

When the American Kennel Club (AKC) lists loyalty to describe the temperament of the Akita, you know they mean business. The beautiful double-coated working dog of Japanese ancestry is considered hardwired in protecting those she loves. They should be socialized with other dogs and people from the time they are puppies. Their silly, fun, but dignified personalities round out the loyal Akita.

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2) Boxer

This working dog is smart, full of energy, and oh so loyal to their family. They get along great with kids and have an innate instinct to protect their pack. He’s a watchdog with a heart of gold who oozes dedication to his owner.

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3) Skye Terrier

Known as the “small dog with the big ears,” this adorable breed hails from the Scottish Isle of Skye, hence the name. Whether you live in the city or the country, this small dog with a big personality is steadfast in snuggling, playtime, and remaining loyal to his owners.

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4) Beagle

This merry hound is friendly, curious and incredibly loyal. While he doesn’t mind the occasional couch potato time, this spunky pooch is energetic and merry. A fun fact about this hound: the breed standard is for 13 inches and under and another in the 13-15 inch category. No matter how you size him, these adorable dogs just want to cling to you.

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5) Shar-Pei

This wrinkly non-sporting breed is standoffish to strangers but very loyal to his owner. His ancient Chinese roots are part of the charm of the Shar-Pei. Regal, strong, and smart, if you want a BFF for life, this loose-skinned pooch may be the right choice for you.

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