UXBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Police are searching for those responsible for tying up six puppies in a bag and throwing them in a Massachusetts river.

Uxbridge police say a kayaker found the puppies in the Blackstone River on Sunday. An animal control officer responded and took possession of the dogs.

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Police say they expect all of the puppies to survive.

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Officers are now working to find the person or people responsible for what they call a “heinous act.”

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