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These adorable puppies sure have seen a lot of ugly things.

Twenty of them were found abandoned in a Saskatchewan field by a hunter on Friday. The large-breed pups, believed to be between four and six weeks old, were all hungry, cold, flea-bitten and dehydrated when Greg Zubiak found them on a towel near Glaslyn. Shocked by what he had discovered, Zubiak quickly wrapped them in his jacket and brought the pups to the local humane society.

“As I walked around the truck I could see two little eyes looking at me and I could see it was puppies,” he told The Globe and Mail. “So then all of them looked at me and I was shocked. All I said was, ‘okay, come on,’ and as I said that, they all got up and made their way towards me howling and barking.”

Shelter manager Michelle Spark believes the dogs may have been left as coyote bait. But thanks to Zubiak, they’ve amounted to a lot more than that. The Battleford Humane Society says that since word of the abandoned pups got out, there have been more than 50,000 views of its Facebook page, while 300 people and groups from as far away as Mexico have been offering to help. Additionally, as many as half of the puppies have already been adopted.

And if you’re wondering about who left the dogs outside in the first place, the humane society says it has since received a tip about who the puppies might have belonged to. The organization says it passed the information along to the Saskatchewan SPCA to investigate.

Because as the old saying goes, every dog has its day.