Sherri Lynn Bessire left her home in Splendora close to 7 a.m. Friday morning. He sister left a short time later. As she approached the intersection of King Oak and Woodlane she spotted a white trash bag lying in the ditch on the side of the road. It wasn’t an ordinary trash bag with a draw string, this was a trash bag with the snout of a puppy sticking out. Sherri’s sister stopped and opened the bag rescuing the puppies. She then continued to her mothers house in Porter.
Once she arrived at her mothers she showed Sherri her discovery. The sisters decided to contact animal control.
Sherri returned to the scene where her sister found the pups and carefully collected the trash bag.
Tim Hollifield, Director of the Montgomery County Animal Control responded to that location and took possession of the trash bag. He then delivered it to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Crime Lab where they will attempt to lift prints.
If they are successful on identifying any fingerprints, Hollifield plans to seek Cruelty to non-livestock animal charges on the person or persons.
Doctor Keahey who is a veterinarian at the Montgomery County Animal Shelter examined both puppies as they arrived. He identified them as, “Certified American Heinz 57”. he did say both of the puppies which weighed seven pounds each appeared healthy except for worms. He treated both and the shelter is currently looking for a foster home for the two.
Hollifield said, if the puppies had not had not been rescued this morning, he doubted they would have made it in today’s 100 degree temperatures.
If anyone has any information on these puppies please contact Montgomery County Animal control.