Tulsa cops rescue, adopt 'abandoned Christmas puppies' found zipped up in duffel bag

Someone dumped the bag on a QuikTrip counter on Christmas Day

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A horrific Christmas find turned into five new fur-ever homes for a litter of puppies left in a duffel bag abandoned at an Oklahoma QuikTrip on Saturday, according to authorities.

Someone allegedly zipped the pups up and dumped the bag on the store’s counter on Christmas Day, the Tulsa Police Department said in a statement.

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So four responding officers from the Mingo Valley Division and a store worker rescued and adopted the five of them.

"Overwhelmed with Christmas feelings, 4 of the officers immediately adopted 4 of the puppies and the 5th went home with the [QuikTrip] employee," the department wrote on Facebook.

City animal control workers said the officers chose to adopt the animals directly and did not go through their office. 

Photos show the four officers posing with their new pups outside the store.  A veterinary partner with the Oklahoma Alliance for Animals estimated that they were about five weeks old.

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"If you're looking for a pet, please adopt don't shop," Tulsa police urged in a statement Sunday. "There are lots of rescues and shelters that are over capacity for abandoned pets."