CUSHING, TX (KTRE) - The Nacogdoches Animal Shelter is nursing them back to health.
"They are all three females and she weighed eight and this is the five-pound one and this is the little four-pound one that had trouble walking," said animal control officer Jessy Wheeler.
Wright's first animal cruelty case was not a pretty sight.
"I saw one dead puppy in the yard," Wright said. "There was a half a body that had been eaten on of a puppy and then an unattached garage there was another puppy that was dead."
Wright placed the pups in the backseat of her patrol car for a trip to the animal shelter. The six-week-old pups were slowly and painfully starving to death.
"They were very, very close to passing themselves," Wheeler said.
After seven days of food, water and medication for a variety of intestinal disorders the pups are now acting more like puppies.
"The absolute concern on these puppies was immediate and if Deputy Wright had not come in these puppies would not be here," Wheeler said.
Wright, an animal owner herself, is grateful to the concerned citizen who placed the animal welfare call. She would like all animal owners to be responsible with their pets so fewer animals are mistreated.
"It was definitely an eye-opening experience," Wright said. "I hope to never to do this again, but it's part of my job and I'll take it as it comes.">