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Nine puppies, all miniature pinscher/boxer mixes, were in the care of Friends Animal Shelter of Cocke County in Newport, Tennessee. They're estimated at about 6 weeks old, WJHL reported.
The good news is, even though last week they weren't ready to leave the shelter, according to WJHL, a couple have already found homes, shelter officials said.
Carol Danvers and Okoye are taken.