Last week as I drove home late at night (actually early in the morning), on a narrow country road about a half mile from my house, my truck was suddenly surrounded by six puppies. I stopped my truck and put on flashers, fearing it would be hit by other traffic.
I couldn’t see all the puppies and didn’t want to run over one of them. Moving very slowly, I pulled onto the left shoulder. There was no need to be concerned about traffic, of course, as the road is only lightly traveled even at peak times. As I got out of my truck, these puppies came right up to me. I managed to get the puppies into the cab of my truck and drove them home. Pat helped me set up a cage for them.
The next morning we got to see them in the light. Pat got some food from neighbor Kelly and the pups ate ravenously. They were pretty clearly hounds. A couple of them howled. Once fed (and allowed to relieve themselves), we loaded the cage into my truck and I drove them to the local SPCA.
I was irritated that someone would abandon these animals. I am leaping to the conclusion that they were abandoned, of course, but it seems likely. It’s definitely been known to happen. It’s not nice.