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Puppies found trapped in aquarium cemented shut

Two puppies are now recovering after being found trapped inside a glass aquarium in central Mississippi.

Upon closer inspection Matt Williamson noticed that the tank's lid was cemented shut-if he had found the dogs any later, they would have either died due to suffocation or drowning in the tank.

Williamson said whoever placed the puppies in the aquarium wanted to drown them. He said it appeared that someone had sealed the aquarium with cement.

Matt Williamson was searching for his own lost dog when he stumbled across the two dogs on the bank of a creek.

The black-and-white pups were taken to the Mississippi Animal Rescue League. "That's when I called authorities", Williamson told WAPT-TV.

Puppies found trapped in aquarium cemented shut

Williamson and the Hinds County sheriff's department were able successfully rescue both puppies before they suffered any life-threatening injuries.

Despite running a fever, the puppies seem healthy, WAPT reported. Animal rescue staff will continue to keep the puppies isolated for a couple of days to keep their stress levels low.

"We think they are a little feral [and] not used to human handling", MARL Director Debra Boswell told the station. However, she said the animals were in fairly good shape considering what they had been through.

 

 

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