75 rescued puppies safe after truck bringing them to shelter crashes on highway
New York shelter workers breathed a sigh of relief Tuesday morning when 75 puppies arrived to their location safely after the truck transporting them was involved in a rollover crash.
According to the Broome County Humane Society, the pups were rescued from an Iowa breeder and en route to their shelter when the cargo van crashed at about 3:45 a.m. in Binghamton.
New York State Police responded to the accident.
The tow truck company said it appeared the van hit a construction vehicle, and landed on its side, WBNG reported.
"We brought them back to the shelter where they were evaluated [and] given food and water," Amberly Ondria, manager of the Broome County Humane Society, told WBNG. "They are all healthy and well taken care of."
Ondria said they often rescue large numbers of dogs at one time, as needed.
One dog suffered a broken leg, but authorities said the others were all uninjured.
However, the Broome County Humane Society said the puppies will not be up for adoption through their agency.