The Butte County Sheriff's Office says an abandoned litter of puppies was saved by a Good Samaritan.
They say that just after midnight Thursday, a citizen was driving on Power House Hill Road in Palermo and saw a litter of puppies in the middle of the road.
The puppies appeared to have been dumped.
According to the Sheriff's Office, one of the puppies had been hit by a car and could not be saved.
They say the citizen loaded up the rest of the puppies and brought them to the Butte County Sheriff's Office.
One deputy took posession of the puppies andt hey say that then, after the night shift dispatchers and some of the jail staff took turns cuddling the puppies they were transported to the SPCA.
Remember, if you find yourself in a situation of unwanted pets, they can be taken to the Butte Humane Society, located at 2580 Fair Street in Chico.