The wold was left in absolute disbelief as images of a dog chained to a gate doing her best to nurse her 6 puppies emerged on the net
The images spread like wildfire throughout social media.
Trying to look into those fear-filled eyes is probably what struck a chord with most people. Along with the fact that she was completely helpless, chained up completely unable to take her pups to a safer location. At the mercy of whatever came her way.
The big question is why was she left in this position, and for how long? Now being watched around the clock by vets, officials are hoping to track down the people responsible for such unfeeling cruelty.
As the manager of the ISPCA said, “Leaving a young dog only two-years-old tied up without water, food or shelter most definitely put her along with her young puppies’ lives at risk. We are urging pet owners to spay or neuter their pets as early as possible to reduce the high number of unwanted animals.”
He added, “I don’t understand how anyone can think it is OK to leave a dog tied to a gate to nurse her puppies. With the recent level of rainfall and cold weather this week, the outcome could have been very different and I’m happy we were alerted so we could help them.”
The manager continued, “The dog was scanned for a chip to trace her owner but unfortunately she was not microchipped which, is a legal requirement.
Our centers are constantly full to capacity and with very limited resources, we sometimes have had to use private boarding kennels to help the number of animals waiting to come in, once space becomes available. It can also take time to find good responsible homes for the many animals in our care.”
The centre will rehome the canine family once they’re all ready (approximately in the New Year).
The sweet mother was named Emmy Lou, and her pups were named: June, Dixie, Billy Ray, Dotty, Patsy and Dolly.
Those who have information regarding the abandonment of this dog family, please contact the ISPCA National Animal Cruelty Helpline online here or on 1890 515 515. You can also donate to the ISPCA here.