Iowans Line Up to Adopt Dubuque Puppies

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DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) — People in Dubuque have new four-legged friends in their families. Their new families picked them up from the Dubuque Regional Humane Society on Wednesday morning.

Workers took in an injured dog named Avery in October. She had been attacked and was also pregnant. She gave birth to a litter of puppies a short time later.

The humane society put all ten puppies up for adoption on Wednesday. After a social media campaign to tell the public about the puppies, people lined up outside the Humane Society before the doors even opened for the day.

"We got here around 5:00 this morning with the next person coming about a half hour later," said Matt Ehrler, who was the first in line at the adoption event.

"I came to look a couple days ago to see if there were any puppies, and I saw the poster so I decided to come back today," said Katelyn Ehrler, who was in line with Matt.

Some people who were in line on Wednesday morning said the puppies were Christmas gifts for their families.