Last month a litter of abandoned puppies was rescued near Cunningham Middle School.
The pups were found in a box. 3 News reporter Brian Burns shows us who is working to give them a home.
These are the three puppies being helped by Jennifer Vega Martinez.
"We picked them up when they were 3 days old," Jennifer Vega Martinez said.
Jennifer took three of the pups while another good samaritan took three.
"The reaction from everyone has just been really good. My family helps me a lot," said Martinez. "My daughter, 8 years old, she loves them, she really does."
But the fate of these 12 puppies isn't Jennifer's main concern.
She worries about the dogs that already belong to Corpus Christi residents.
"We really need to start changing. Right now we're not a mandatory spay and neuter city," Martinez said. "Enforcement on certain ordinances haven't been very strong, so people are getting away with a lot, letting their pets stray."
Jennifer says it's the pets who are wearing collars that are causing the most problems.
"These people are allowing their dogs to roam around and I've heard it many times. They come home, they're fine," said Martinez. "They let em' out, and come back, it's not ok because they get hit or they're out there breeding and it adds to the problem and what do they do?"
Jennifer has a Facebook page called Rescuers United 361. A page where she promises pet lovers can network without being judged.
In the meantime, Jennifer says she'll find loving homes for these pups and hope all the others will be adopted out.
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