It’s always shocking how cruel some people can be to animals. We’ve seen countless stories of people leaving puppies to die in horrible ways.
That was the case recently in Australia after dogs were found in terrible condition after being left in a bin — and now authorities are looking for answers.
A woman and her daughter were stopping at a rest stop when they heard the faint sound of whimpering, according to RSPCA South Australia. They discovered it was coming from a concrete bin, seemingly left behind at the remote stop.
The women broke off the metal lid, and found garbage inside. Underneath was two dog food bags surrounded by ziplocks and coat hanger wire.
Then, they discovered that inside the bags were eight five-week old Kelpie-cross puppies, left for dead. The dogs were in terrible condition, covered in maggots and fleas and severely dehydrated.
They contacted the RSPCA, and the puppies were rushed to the vet for care.
Sadly, it was already too late for two of the puppies, who were critically ill and died soon after.
But miraculously, the others are all expected to survive.
“The remaining six puppies are now in our care,” the RSPCA writes. “All are flea-infested and dehydrated, but – despite their shocking ordeal – our veterinary team expects them to all recover fully.”
While it’s a hopeful ending for the surviving dogs, the sick owner who left them for dead is still out there — and authorities want answers. The RSPCA is hoping someone will come forward with information so the owner can be charged with animal cruelty.
“If you know of anyone who has had a litter of puppies that seem to have suddenly disappeared or has a female Kelpie-type dog that is showing signs of having recently given birth, but there are no puppies, please contact RSPCA South Australia’s 24-hour cruelty hotline on 1300 4 777 22.”
How horrible. We hope the surviving puppies recover and find loving homes.
And we hope the sick person who did left them for dead faces justice! Share this story to help spread the word!