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Mother Dog, Puppy Rescued From Freezing Cold in Greenbelt



    Abandoned Dog & Puppy Taken in by Greenbelt Animal Shelter

    Prince George's County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins shows how two dogs found wandering around the county are getting help from kind strangers in this frigid weather. (Published Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015)

    A mother dog and her young puppy were rescued from the freezing cold Tuesday night after being found near a convenience store in Maryland.

    Neither had a collar when they were found outside a Wawa in the 10500 block of Rhode Island Avenue in Beltsville. The puppy appears to be just six to eight weeks old.

    The dogs were brought to the Branchville Volunteer Fire Department, and both Mom and puppy spent the night eating leftovers and staying warm with the captain at the fire department.

    "My two sleeping companions," Capt. Spiro Dimakas tweeted Tuesday night. "Gonna be tight on the couch for sure at @Branchvillefire tonight #CuddleBuddy."

    The fire department tweeted many photos of the dogs, in hopes of locating their rightful owner.


    Officials said the mother dog appeared to have had a large litter. Neither dog has a collar with any information. The rightful owner or anyone interested in adopting them should call 301-474-6124.

    The dogs are now in the care of the City of Greenbelt Animal Shelter.