Pokemon Go credited with saving lives of three abandoned puppies

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HERRIMAN, Utah - Dialga, Kyurem and Lugia are all looking for a new home after being abandoned in a canyon.

"They were scavenging off of carcasses, so they were probably hungry and definitely dehydrated because it was so hot outside last week," said Callista Pearson, with the Salt Lake County Animal Services.

Animal officials tell KSTU that their chances of survival were slim until a popular gameĀ led to their rescue.

A mother and her children were hiking at Herriman Canyon and looking for Pokemon when they found the puppies instead.

Now, animal welfare workers are trying find loving homes for the puppies.