Seven puppies are now up for adoption after a stranger found them on the side of the road in freezing temperatures.
The Humane Society of North Iowa says a young man brought eight-week old boxers to their shelter last week.
The good Samaritan found them on a curb with a sign that read “free puppies” in Mason City.
“With the bitter cold weather we’ve had recently, it would not have taken long for these pups to suffer serious hypothermia or be frozen to death,” the shelter director, Sybil Soukup said. “There are better alternatives than to leave a litter of helpless puppies stuffed in a storage tote on the curb.”
Officials say even though they were outside in single digit temperatures, they are all in good health and ready to adopt.