More than 100 puppies were rescued after the delivery vehicle crashed on Interstate 86 in Steuben County on Tuesday, New York State Police say. See the photos of the endearing canines and their saviors.
An animal welfare group is caring for the scores of puppies that were being transported in a box van when it crashed and overturned on an upstate New York highway.
Troopers say a Missouri woman was driving the van carrying 103 puppies when she lost control of the vehicle, causing it to hit a ditch and overturn.
Troopers and employees of a towing company helped rescue the puppies, which were being delivered to pet stores.
Five of the puppies sustained minor injuries.
The local SPCA's website says it's caring for "a large number of puppies" from the accident.
The puppies are expected to be returned to their out-of-state owner.
Authorities say the driver of the van, Emily Woodrum of Webb City, Missouri, was driving at an unsafe speed, WETM reported.
There is no word if the driver was ticketed, WETM reported.
Judging by the photos, it wasn't a bad day on the job for the troopers who responded.