Macon puppies rescued from triple-digit heat

Two puppies were rescued Sunday afternoon from a back yard where they were tied up with no shelter from triple-digit temperatures, according to Macon police.

An officer responded to a complaint of dogfighting behind a boarded up pink house on Napier Avenue at about 1:45 p.m. Unable to find the house on Napier Avenue, the officer found a house matching the same description in the 3900 block of Mercer Street, according to a police report released Monday.

The two puppies were behind the house, on a short leash attached to a stump. They didn’t have any food. Their water had “items floating in it,” according to the report.

About 20 yards away, the officer found a decaying dog carcass hanging by its neck because the dog’s leash had become wrapped around a porch swing frame, according to police.

Macon-Bibb Animal Control took the two puppies, according to the report.