San Diego, Calif. – Nine puppies, only days old, were found by two Good Samaritans who happened to be at the Kit Carson Park in Escondido, Calif. They heard what they described as “little puppy screams” coming from a large empty dog food bag that was sealed shut with duct tape.
The couple rushed them to the Escondido Campus of the San Diego Humane Society. The puppies were cold, dehydrated, and covered in urine and feces. A Humane Law Enforcement Officer said that the puppies could have perished from the cold or hunger, since they were suckling on the towels that were used to dry them off.
All of the puppies survived, were treated, and are now receiving round-the-clock care. The Good Samaritans who found the puppies have agreed to foster them.
The S.D. Humane Society is asking the public for help in finding the person or persons responsible for abandoning the puppies. There is no question that a person who can callously throw away helpless puppies like rubbish is devoid of compassion and empathy. Society can’t force a person to care, but society can make him or her accountable for their actions. In California, pet abandonment is a crime.
Subsection (a) of section 597s of the Calif. Penal Code states that “Every person who willfully abandons any animal is guilty of a misdemeanor.
Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest of the person or persons responsible. Anyone with information or leads can be reported through an anonymous tip line at 888-580-8477.
Information can also be reported to San Diego Humane Society’s Humane Law Enforcement by calling (619) 299-7012.