The Cochrane and Area Humane Society has been inundated with an influx of seriously injured puppies.

One puppy, Rufus, a German Shepherd-mix, was brought in with traumatic injuries he is believed to have suffered after being kicked in the head. Rufus was found running in circles by an EMS crew.

The puppy could not have asked for a better rescue crew.

“Rufus arrived at our door in an ambulance, he is an 8-week-old Shepherd-mix puppy, obviously very injured and very lucky to have been found when he was,” said Cheryl Wallach of the Cochrane Humane Society. “His jaw was broken in several places and infection had already set in. The ambulance drivers definitely saved his life.”

Labrador puppy Emmy Lou arrived at the shelter on the same day as Rufus. Emmy Lou lost an eye in an attack at the hands of another dog.

Emmy Lou was a family’s pet but she was surrendered when her former owners couldn’t afford the cost of her medical treatment.

Rufus and Emmy Lou will require special care for an extended period of time. The Humane Society will adopt them out soon, and is looking for caregivers that can handle the dogs' extra needs.

The Cochrane and Area Humane Society is asking for assistance in funding the medical care many animals in the shelter require.

To donate to the cause, visit the Cochrane & Area Humane Society.