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Mouths of dog and her puppies glued shut while owner was hospitalized

(Courtesy: Senior Dog Lodge & Animal Rescue)
(Courtesy: Senior Dog Lodge & Animal Rescue) (Copyright 2020 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.)

SUNBRIGHT, Tenn. – A mother and her puppies have recovered after an incident where an unknown suspect glued the animals’ mouths shut, according to a report from WVLT.

The Senior Dog Lodge and Animal Rescue in Sunbright said three puppies were discovered on July 4 with their mouths glued shut. A neighbor who discovered the dogs was able to remove most of the glue. According to the neighbor, half of the litter was missing.

The animal rescue center said the incident happened while the owner was in the hospital.

Officials said all the glue was removed and the animals are safe and recovering at a shelter. The puppies will soon be up for adoption.

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