PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) - Three rescued puppies are recovering after being thrown over a seawall and on to some rocks in Port Arthur.
Firefighters rescued the crying pups and placed them with animal control.
KFDM-TV reports the man who tossed the animals on Sunday was heard saying he was "turning them into soldiers." A bystander noticed the abandoned puppies and summoned help.
Pat Lavergne (luh-VURN') with Port Arthur Animal Control says the puppies, with health problems such as mange, were at the shelter Tuesday and available for adoption. She described them as a retriever mix.
The owner of the dogs, who was not immediately located, could face animal cruelty charges.
Information from: KFDM-TV, http://www.kfdm.com