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Stray puppies from Kenting headed to new homes in US

STAFF WRITER, WITH CNA

Seven stray pups found near death in Kenting National Park in December have boarded a plane to new homes in the US, thanks to the efforts of Kaohsiung-based Animal Rescue Team Taiwan (ARTT) and its online supporters.

The two-month-old puppies — whose mother was flown to a new home in Seattle a month ago — will be adopted by seven Los Angeles families, ARTT said.

The dogs were rescued in early December thanks to a young woman from Taipei who found them during a hike and two other people who were alerted by her postings on the ARTT Web site (www.saveDOGS.org).

The woman who first found them gave them food, took pictures and recorded their location on her GPS before returning to Taipei. Back home she posted the pictures and information about the dogs on the ARTT site. Another Web user fed them before a woman from Tainan City drove to Kenting, caught the dogs and took them to ARTT headquarters.

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