Precious pups left for dead
ANAEMIC, dehydrated and infested with ticks and fleas, three puppies were left for dead in what local RSPCA inspectors call a callous and low act.
The mastiff-cross puppies were dumped in parkland on Ross River Rd probably on Sunday evening.
RSPCA regional inspector Frank Bebernitz said the dogs were only alive thanks to a pint-sized guardian angel.
‘‘ They were found by a five-year-old child under some vines on a boundary fence at the reserve,’’ he said.
‘‘ She then went and told her Mum who took the pups and brought them in to a vet.’’
Mr Bebernitz said the pups were in a terribly poor condition when they were handed in.
‘‘ The dogs had been out there two full days alone,’’ he said.
‘‘ At the vets they were given fluids and food and the heavy infestation of ticks were removed.
‘‘ They ( the ticks) were that thick on the female puppy you couldn’t see her ears. ‘‘ It wasn’t pretty.’’ Mr Bebernitz said the puppies’ battle wasn’t over yet with medical treatment continuing. The RSPCA is now pleading for the public’s assistance to prosecute the offender.
‘‘ Were hoping for public assistance if anyone recognises pups or knows who the owner was,’’ he said.
‘‘ We welcome their call or email.’’
DUMPED: These sick puppies were found by a ‘‘ guardian angel’’
Photo: TROY RODGERS