MENANDS, N.Y. - One the "U-Haul dogs" found pregnant and malnourished in the back of a freezing-cold U-Haul truck was ready for adoption Friday, along with two of her puppies.
Chanel was adopted by a Ulster Co. family at the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society Friday after spending two months in foster homes with two of her puppies, Reese and Porshe. Both puppies were quickly adopted Friday; Porshe going to a family in Albany and Reese going to a family in Latham.
Chanel was one of four adult dogs discovered in the back of the truck in below-freezing temperatures. Anthony Walker, who rented the truck, was arrested in January and was the same man arrested in connection to the "Railroad Puppies" cruelty case.
Brad Shear, with the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society says the dogs were in danger of possibly dying when they got taken out of the freezing cold U-Haul.
Chanel is the last of the four dogs to be adopted. The other three - Neve, Gavin, and Archer - were put up for adoption in February.
Chanel gave birth to three pit bull-mix puppies soon after arriving at the Humane Society. One puppy, a female named Amelia, is already getting adopted directly from her foster home. The other two puppies, Reese and Porshe (both female), found their forever homes Friday afternoon.
It's believed that the puppies are siblings of Hudson and Pearl, who became famous as the "Railroad Puppies" after being found on railroad tracks in Albany last fall.
Both cases against Walker are still pending and open in Albany and Colonie, according to the Albany County District Attorney's Office. He remains in custody.