EAST DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) –  The final puppy trapped inside a cluttered storage shed in East Dallas has been rescued. In all, four puppies were trapped inside the shed in the 2300 block of Charles Street in East Dallas.

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One puppy died and two others are recovering after someone wrapped plastic zip-ties around their necks.

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K-9 rescuers were called to the shed last week. When they arrived, one of the dogs had been strangled by a zip-tie; which is typically used by police to handcuff criminals.

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The three surviving dogs and their mother are being sheltered by Operation Kindness in Dallas.