Abandoned puppies left in Zintel Canyon have died

Abandoned puppies left in Zintel Canyon have died
KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Vista Vet stabilized the puppies thought to be just one day old.

They went home with Tri-Cities Animal Control Staff but attempts to keep their bodies warm and nourish them just didn't work.

Authorities still don't know who may have dumped them. But say that all this could have been avoided.

Angela Zilar, Director for Tri-Cities Animal Control said, "If you're that family that can't have those pets, please contact the agencies that can help you rather than making the wrong choice."

Vets say that without the first feeding from their mother, their chances for survival were slim.