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8 puppies saved after being tossed from bridge in St. Martin Parish

Posted at 3:21 PM, Feb 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-19 10:34:25-05


Every Paw Animal Rescue has taken over the care of the puppies after they were contacted by another local rescue for assistance. Michelle Youngberg is an experienced foster mom with the organization and has taken in the eight puppies at her home in Broussard.

According to Youngberg, within the last 24 hours the puppies have already made progress.

"They are much more active. Their body temperatures are starting to regulate. They're nursing a little more aggressively" said Youngberg.

EPAR is a foster based rescue and has been managing thousands of animals with just 5 foster moms in total. The women who volunteer say they are able to help so many animals in need through donations.

"We're foster based out of people's homes. So, whoever we can get to help us," says Jen Shaw.

If anyone wants to volunteer or have questions about donating to EPAR they can contact Jen Shaw at

Eight puppies are on their way to a second chance at life after being tossed from a bridge in St. Martin Parish.

The puppies have been through a lot in the last 48 hours.

Piled into a dog food bag on Sunday afternoon, the puppies were reportedly thrown from the Potato Shed Road bridge. A witness says they stopped after seeing the bagged tossed out of a white truck.

That witness says after stopping to pick up the tossed trash, they discovered the puppies inside. The dogs were taken home and dried off. They are with the family until a shelter can take them.

If anyone has any information about the incident or has seen a white truck with dogs pens with yellow trimmed doors should contact the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office.