Middleboro: Drug raid turns up drugs…and puppies

An October drug raid in Middleboro turned up guns, nearly $30,000 in cash, over $50,000 in drugs and 17 pit bulls, 13 of them puppies. Since the raid, 6 more puppies were born. The mother, named “Hennessey,” and her six puppies were taken in by the MSPCA-Angell Adoption Center in Jamaica Plain. Rob Halpin, spokesperson for the MSPCA, said Hennessey was a bit thin, but is taking to motherhood like a champ and has even taken on another pup.

There’s a sweet twist to the story, Halpin said. The MSPCA was already taking care of an orphaned pit bull pup prior to Hennessey’s arrival. The pup was not thriving, but when he was tucked into Hennessey’s litter, the pack accepted him as part of the family. Now the orphaned pup is now thriving with his step-mom, Halpin said.

Anyone interested can follow the puppy’s progress at the MSCPA’s web site: mspca.org/adoption/boston/. All of the puppies, four females and three males, will be available for adoption beginning December 21. Hennessey will be reunited with a family member who has no connection to the criminal investigation, Halpin said.

Doting mom Hennessey with her six pups and one orphan (credit MSPCA-Angell)

Doting mom Hennessey with her six pups and one orphan (credit MSPCA-Angell)


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About Alice Elwell

Alice Elwell is a freelance reporter who lives on the South Shore. She joined the WATD team to widen our coverage to include Middleboro. She can be reached at acelwell2@gmail.com.