Eight puppies, estimated to be about a week old, and their mother were found beneath an abandoned home at 4324 Washington Road near Belair Road. Happy Tails Rescue took the puppies, will bottle feed them and attempt to find homes.
Animal Services took the mother, who will be further evaluated Monday before officials determine where she will go.
Columbia County emergency personnel were also called out today to rescue a dog that had fallen into a 10-foot-deep shallow well off Cobbham Road in Winfield.
The dog apparently fell into the hole sometime last night and was unable to get out until Capt. Robert Yahn, with Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue, climbed into the hole and hoisted him up.