Heartless dog breeders dump 15 sickly puppies in crate chucked off van and left on road
Cruel dog breeders are suspected of dumping 15 sick and unwanted puppies into a roadside crate with no food or water as the pet lockdown boom subsides.
RSPCA investigators suspect the dogs are “lockdown pups,” dogs popular with owners who spend more time at home during the pandemic.
The whimpering pups – all Cockapoo types – from two different litters were spotted by a passerby in hot temperatures in a plastic box in Pitsea, Essex.
They were immediately taken to a veterinarian, but one puppy died and three were so bad that they later had to be euthanized.
The remaining 11 puppies suffer from diarrhea and are closely monitored. Today the RSPCA said it is investigating the dumping of the dogs.
RSPCA Inspector Chloe Frost said, “It’s so shocking that so many puppies have been thrown away, especially since they were all so bad.
“They had all been thrown into a dirty box, with no food or water and in such hot temperatures.
“We are so grateful that they were found because now the remaining pups have a chance of survival.
“We don’t know at this point if they came from a puppy farm and then were abandoned when you saw how bad they were.
“We also cannot rule out that they are the result of a demand for ‘lockdown’ puppies – and we are concerned about what will happen to more ‘lockdown’ puppies in the coming months.
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Anyone who has information about the puppies should contact the RSPCA Appeals Line on 0300 123 8018.
During the lockdown, the demand for dogs increased tremendously as families spent more time at home.
Now the RSPCA is concerned about a possible increase in abandoned puppies in the coming months due to puppies purchased during the pandemic.