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post #1 of 13
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People are unbelievable. Someone dumped a cardboard box full of puppies by the side of the road, then threw their mother out of the car after them. This was close to the Humane Society shelter, so we're thinking they didn't want to pay the fee to surrender them.

The puppies are probably a week old or less. The mother is very skinny. We don't know if it's because she's feeding so many babies or because she wasn't getting enough to eat before. Anyway, she's getting plenty of good nutrition now.

I went over to the shelter today to take pictures which will be published in the local paper. We're hoping someone will recognize the dog and let us know who owns her. If we can track down the people who threw her out, they will be prosecuted. The police are already working with us on it, but they just don't have enough information yet to do anything.

The pictures aren't great because I didn't want to use flash.



post #2 of 13
You know - the positive first. Since the poor mother dog was malnourished - THANK GOODNESS THEY ARE IN GOOD HANDS! I know this is an added stress to the shelter, but at least these poor animals didn't suffer some terrible fate.

Now the bad... You know I think of that person... I think s/he is a &@^%@%^&@ and can go *&**&%&$&^* up a giant &#%^@^# and I hope s/he &&#^@*(@) and suffers the same disgrace. What a horrible thing to do!

Please keep us updated!
post #3 of 13
What a pretty mama, and lots of handsome puppies. I'll bet they're intelligent; they look like they may have some border collie or some such in them.
post #4 of 13
With her colors and speckled coat - I'm thinking maybe springer spaniel or German Shorthaired pointer in Mama's background. Not sure that the face/head shape goes with that. Not a dog expert. (Hmmm... also maybe some short or flatcoated hunting dog like a lab.)

Now for the angry part - people disgust me sometimes!

Stupid, lazy, callous, cheap. And cruel. And figuring someone else will take responsbility for their messes (mama getting preg in the first place.)

If they had brought her in as a stray and not claimed her as their dog, I don't think there is a drop-off/surrender fee. At least that's the case here.
post #5 of 13
Oh, what a lovely family! The situation, however, makes me cry.

Cally
post #6 of 13
I knew I didn't want to read this

I am soooo glad there was a happy ending to this story, so many times there isn't.

Around here, people do the same thing.... they do it in the off hours, drop a box of kittens or puppies at the door of the shelter and leave. OR my friend owns a pet store (sells fish and reptiles, NOT cats/dogs..but supplies for almost any animal). He has come to the store to a box at the door a few times.

People never cease to disgust me.
post #7 of 13
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With her colors and speckled coat - I'm thinking maybe springer spaniel or German Shorthaired pointer in Mama's background. Not sure that the face/head shape goes with that. Not a dog expert. (Hmmm... also maybe some short or flatcoated hunting dog like a lab.)

Now for the angry part - people disgust me sometimes!

Stupid, lazy, callous, cheap. And cruel. And figuring someone else will take responsbility for their messes (mama getting preg in the first place.)

If they had brought her in as a stray and not claimed her as their dog, I don't think there is a drop-off/surrender fee. At least that's the case here.
I don't know much about dogs, either. I was thinking some kind of hunting dog, but who knows. She could be what my dad used to a curbstone setter (Heinz 57 variety). The puppies are adorable and she's taking very good care of them. She also has plenty of milk.

I don't have the information in front of me but I think the surrender fees are something like $25 for a dog or cat and $35-45 for a litter, depending on the size. About what it would have cost to have her spayed. By law here, if you've taken care of an animal for 72 hours or more, it's yours. You can only surrender it as a stray in the first three day you have it.

The people who actually brought her in to the shelter said they were driving behind the ones who threw the puppies and momma out of the car, and that the momma dog was running after the car. The shelter manager doesn't think they were actually bringing their own dog in. The dog is very friendly and begging for love, but didn't seem to have any relationship with the people who carried her and her puppies in. We're hoping to get more information from them: description of the car, maybe a license plate, how many people in the car, etc.
post #8 of 13
The spineless idiots what they are! I hope their found and made to pay for what they did.

What a gorgeous girl she is, but thank goodness their all safe now
post #9 of 13
DragulescuGirl took the words right out of my mouth!

That is such a beautiful momma doggy and I can see the German Shorthaired Pointer. Those are great dogs and I'm sure that if the puppies make it they'll be good pets.

I will NEVER understand how people can be so rotten to dogs when they are so good to us.
post #10 of 13
This is so sad! TY for helping this family.
post #11 of 13
Oh my goodness, that just breaks my heart. Poor little girl.
post #12 of 13
Horrible, just horrible-people are Bless you for taking the beauties in
post #13 of 13
My cousin got one of her cats that way--the creeps in a car ahead of her threw a box out the window, and something told her to pull over and check it out. She found a roughly weaning-age white tailless kitten. Her next stop was the family's vet; the vet techs were, according to her, about ready to form a lynch mob.

The little one was a bit beat up from being thrown, and had a lower spinal problem affecting the ability to go in the box (more specifically, to sense that she needed to get to the box and to hold it in on the way) that was probably the reason she was thrown away. She pulled through and eventually figured out the box for when she needed to poo, although not for peeing, so she does make a little extra cleaning. She's also sweet and cuddly and was a good mom to one litter of kittens (they waited a little too long to spay because they didn't know her exact age and because of the little one's other problems, but the kittens fortunately turned out normal), and it would've been a total shame if she hadn't been found in time.

People who do that kind of thing to animals suck. It should be completely legal to throw them a size-comparable distance and see how they like it...
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