N.J. high school football players helped save puppies on freezing New Year's Eve

North Bergen football players saved a trio of puppies on a freezing New Year's Eve in North Bergen, N.J. (Photo: @nbpolice/Twitter screen shot) Photo: @nbpolice/Twitter screen shot

N.J. high school football players helped save puppies on freezing New Year's Eve

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N.J. high school football players helped save puppies on freezing New Year's Eve

New Year’s Eve was cold in New York City and its environs. Legendarily cold. That was true for animals as much as people.

And that’s why the efforts of football players from North Bergen High earned special acclaim the New Jersey Humane Society, which leaned on an undisclosed number of football players to help rescue three puppies who were apparently abandoned sometime earlier that week.

“It’s very impressive that all these high schoolers came together and took the time to do this,” Kaley Nugent, marketing and communications coordinator for St. Hubert’s Animal Center, told CBS New York.

“They’re good. When they came in, understandably, they were really nervous. They were out there for a couple days, and with this weather, you can imagine that was terrifying.”

While it’s unclear how many players were involved in the rescue operation, there’s no questioning the student athletes’ determination; per CBS News, the teens spent a full 12 hours rounding up the three rottweiller mix puppies.

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