It can seem hard to fathom how some people can be so heartless in some of the things they do—especially regarding the treatment of other living creatures, both human and animal.
A motorist in northwest Houston, Texas, back in early February served as a perfect example of that. The individual was driving down the road near Highway 99, on the outskirts of the Houston suburb of Cypress, when they tossed a garbage bag out the car window—full of tiny, newborn puppies that were shivering and starving for food.
Luckily, a good Samaritan was driving behind the car when they saw the bag getting tossed out the window. They quickly called the police, reporting what they’d seen and asking for someone to come out and collect the puppies to bring them to a shelter.
WHO DID THIS? The person who dumped these puppies will be charged with animal cruelty if they are found. SHARE and CALL the Harris County Sheriff's Office at 713-221-6000 if you have any info!
Animal cruelty investigator Michael Allan arrived on the scene with a heavy heart, just hoping he had gotten there in time to save the puppies.
“And you see a little black bag in the distance and you hope that’s not it,” Allan said in an interview with KHOU Houston. “Then, second thought is you hope they’re alive.”
All in all, there were eight newborn puppies in the bag, shivering and afraid. They were starving, and one of the eight unfortunately didn’t survive the incident, which is heartbreaking but not a huge surprise given the trauma of the incident itself.
This morning one of our Harris County Animal Cruelty Investigators responded to a call from a citizen who reported a bag of puppies being dumped from a car window on to the side of the road (south of 99 off of Old Mueschke Rd.). A cruelty report was filed and we are looking for more information from anyone who may have witnessed the action. The cold and starving puppies were brought to Harris County Animal Shelter and will be placed in temporary cruelty foster.If you witness animal abandonment, please take action by filing a cruelty report at (832) 927-PAWS or 927PAWS.org. Provide video and photo documentation if possible.
تم النشر بواسطة Harris County Animal Shelter في الخميس، ٣١ يناير ٢٠١٩
Luckily for the pups, though, that good Samaritan did manage to get a hold of police to get animal control out to rescue them fairly quickly. So although their start in life may have been far from perfect, they were brought to a warm, safe shelter and hand-fed from bottles by volunteers for the first month of their life until they were old and stable enough to be adopted.
“A cruelty report was filed and we are looking for more information from anyone who may have witnessed the action. The cold and starving puppies were brought to Harris County Animal Shelter and will be placed in temporary cruelty foster,” said a Facebook post telling of the incident, while updates provided the possibility for their adoption.
PUPPY LOVE: Hundreds of you have asked about the puppies found dumped on Highway 99 Thursday. We have an update! ❤🐶❤https://on.khou.com/2BpJDqf@Harris County Animal Shelter
تم النشر بواسطة KHOU 11 News في الجمعة، ١ فبراير ٢٠١٩
It’s horrifying to think that someone could be that cruel to tiny, defenseless puppies like that; and the police department made sure to provide a contact number for anyone with information about who had abandoned the dogs. That individual would be charged with animal cruelty, which in Texas can mean up to a $10,000 fine and two years in prison as a felony conviction.
The community expressed their heartbreak at the situation but also showed optimism that someone kind would be able to adopt each of the surviving puppies and bring them to a safe forever home.
“This is so sad, I hope these pups find amazing homes!” one person wrote on Facebook.
According to KHOU Houston, there are ways to make sure the people who engage in these activities are taken off the streets. For now, if you witness animal abandonment, please file a cruelty report by calling 832-927-PAWS or visit 927PAWS.org. You’re encouraged to give video and photo documentation if possible.
— KHOU 11 News Houston (@KHOU) February 2, 2019