Trooper takes abandoned puppies into custody and adopts them

A Georgia State Patrol trooper and his police dog, Tek, found three abandoned puppies while patrolling a southwest Atlanta subdivision on March 13, 2017. Trooper Jordan Ennis and a few of his colleagues adopted the puppies as their own.

Georgia Department of Public Safety

A Georgia State Patrol trooper and his police dog, Tek, found three abandoned puppies while patrolling a southwest Atlanta subdivision on March 13, 2017. Trooper Jordan Ennis and a few of his colleagues adopted the puppies as their own.

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Tek a police dog working with State trooper Jordan Ennis and puppies are seen. Ennis found the puppies while patrolling. (Georgia Department of Public Safety photo)

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia State Patrol trooper took three canine vagrants into custody — and then he and a few of his colleagues adopted the abandoned puppies as their own.

The Georgia Department of Public Safety posted on its Facebook page that trooper Jordan Ennis found three puppies while patrolling a southwest Atlanta subdivision on March. He was driving in the abandoned subdivision known as a dumping site for stolen cars when he spotted the puppies in a briar patch.

The agency says Ennis and his police dog, Tek, brought the puppies into headquarters. They were promptly adopted by Ennis and three members of the headquarters staff.

The agency says Ennis suspected no one was coming for the puppies, prompting the adoption. The puppies are a mix of unknown breeds.