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Sick German shepherd puppies thrown out of vehicle on I-275 in Monroe County

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Posted at 1:28 PM, Dec 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-27 15:35:14-05

(WXYZ) — Several German Shepherd puppies were found dumped on I-275 near Telegraph Thursday.

The puppies were infected with Canine parvovirus, or commonly known as Parvo. It's a highly contagious virus that causes an infectious gastrointestinal illness in puppies and young dogs. Without treatment, it is potentially deadly, according to the American Kennel Club.

Right now, the Lucas County Pit Crew are treating the puppies. They are currently accepting donations to help care for the animals found on the highway.

The Monroe County Animal Shelter believes there may be more puppies abandoned in the area.

If you spot any of the puppies, call your local animal shelter immediately, and do not bring the pups around your family pet.