TROY, Ohio (WDTN) - A mother has been reunited with her puppies, days after they are thrown over a bridge in Miami County.
Precious, a 2-year-old lab mix, was dropped off at the Miami County Animal Shelter Tuesday. There, her 10-week-old puppies, two males and two females, were waiting.
The puppies have been in the care of the animal shelter since they were discovered near a Miami County road Friday.
Now, Precious and the puppies are up for adoption.
A Miami County Sheriff's Deputy who was patrolling the park Friday morning on Peterson Road near 25-A says she heard the puppies yelping.
She found two puppies tossed off a bridge, that landed about 15 feet down an embankment, near the Great Miami River. Two others were discovered at the top of the bridge.
Two people now face charges.
29-year-old Steven Bixler of Piqua is charged with 2 counts of animal cruelty and 4 counts of abandonment. The deputy tells 2 News he confessed to tossing the puppies.
His girlfriend, 36-year-old Shonda Lee of Piqua is charged with animal cruelty and failure to license. The deputy says Lee told her that she wasn't able to take care of the puppies. She still had the mother, but again turned her over Tuesday.
Bixler and Lee will be in court on November 20th.
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