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Cops rescue puppies stuck after backyard birth in North Amityville

A Yorkshire terrier was rescued Sunday, March 12, 2017, along with four of her puppies after she gave birth in their owners' backyard and got stuck under a shed. Suffolk police responded to a 911 call from an Adrian Court home in North Amityville just after 10 a.m. and said the dog and her newborns needed help getting out from under the shed. Emergency Services responded and lifted the shed using air bags. (Credit: James Carbone)

A Yorkshire terrier was rescued in North Amityville on Sunday along with most of her puppies after she gave birth in her owner’s backyard and then became stuck under a shed, police said.

Suffolk police received a 911 call from an Adrian Court home just after 10 a.m. saying a dog and her six newborn puppies needed help getting out from under the shed.

The owner, Dominique Baptiste, had let the dog out in the backyard and she went under the shed and gave birth.

“Honestly, we thought she ran away,” she said. “We were going crazy.”

Emergency Service officers responded and lifted the shed using air bags, police said. They removed the puppies. Four of the six had survived.

“I’m excited. I’m happy,” Baptiste said, adding, “It’s a good day and we have really good cops out here.”

The residents, who own both parents of the pups, were taking the mother and puppies to a veterinarian Sunday morning, police said.

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