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Update on the 'Basin Puppies'

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Posted at 4:56 PM, Mar 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-11 18:02:08-04

The hero that pulled the eight puppies out of the Basin visited the puppies on Wednesday.

Every Paw Animal Rescue-EPAR, a foster-based rescue, posted the reunion on their Facebook page.

The eight puppies were found in the water on Sunday, February 16, after a fisherman witnessed a truck stop on the bridge near Potato Shed Road in Henderson. The fisherman thought the person had thrown out a bag of trash and went to get it out of the water. Instead he found eight newborn black lab puppies.

St. Martin Parish Deputies arrested 55-year-old Gary James Goulas of Breaux Bridge days later in connection with the case.

Goulas is facing eight charges of aggravated cruelty to animals.

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