Newborn puppies fall through grate at Texas shelter and drown

In a South Texas shelter, negligence of the staff resulted in the loss of four tiny lives less than two weeks ago. The German shepherd and Rottweiler mix, with her ten newborn puppies, had been surrendered to the high kill shelter, and instead of giving the family a bed where the mother dog could safely nurse her puppies, she and the litter were left on the concrete floor. There was no blanket; not even a plastic pool to contain the puppies as they blindly wandered in their concrete prison searching for each other for warmth and comfort, while trying to nuzzle and nurse from their mother.

And then the unthinkable occurred. Because of the shelter’s negligence, four of the babies easily fit through the kennel grates and fell into the drain below

which had been filled with water from hosing down the kennels. The little ones drowned a slow and painful death.

“A volunteer witnessed this and immediately removed the mom and her surviving newborn puppies out of the shelter to safety,” Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC wrote on the organization’s Facebook page. “The shelter did nothing except watch it happen. It’s supposed to be a safe haven for the homeless animals that come into it, but in fact, it’s quite the opposite here, and this family probably was better off on the streets.”

Knowing how helpless this little family was at the time and being aware of this tragedy, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC stepped forward and brought the family to safety. The mother dog, now named Zelda and her surviving six puppies, have all been safely moved and are now in foster care. Since rescue Zelda and her family are doing well, and all of the puppies are thriving. It is expected they will be ready to travel in a few weeks and will be brought to New York City to await their exciting adoptions.

Please check out Zelda. She weighs 50 pounds and is a year-and-a-half-old. She is reported to be fantastic with children, dogs and cats. Please consider adopting this beautiful young dog. Apply here for Zelda and her pups:

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Photos of the newborn puppies and Zelda courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC


 

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21 replies
  1. Debbie says:

    Poor little puppies…..if they saw the puppies fall thru why didn’t they save them right away!!!!! I hate the shelters in Texas & California…..they are awful.

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    • Bunny Peters says:

      Disgusting and cruel. This is not a proper shelter (& I have no doubt this awful drowning has happened before, especially with smaller breeds like chihuahuas and terriers).

      There are spots in Hell reserved for these cruel shelter employees where they will burn forever for their cruelty. Here’s hoping they all die agonizing terrible deaths ASAP!!!!!!

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  2. Mary Ann Clark says:

    This staff must be arrested and if the Texan authorities refuse to do it the federal government should! This shelter must be removed from their jurisdiction and turned over to a no kill animal rights group! This was murder and heads must roll!

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  3. Adrienne says:

    Hope those in authority either close this place or rectify the dangerous situation that this shelter has protecting newborns. Terrible and glad at least the mom and 6 of her pups are safe. Again RDR come to the rescue.

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  4. vicki hood says:

    Fire paid staff. They do not give a hoot for innocents. That poor Mama is so grieving for her babies who had no comforts or even safety.

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  5. Pamela Garlisch says:

    Texas again, why does this not surprise me? Are the people there born without brains or common sense? RIP little puppies, your lives did matter to most people, just not the people who were supposed to be taking care of you.

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  6. PAMELA D says:

    WHAT THE HELL WAS WRONG WITH THIS DUMB BASTARDS IN THIS SHELTER. UNFORTUNATELY, NOT ALL HUMANS WHO WORK WITH ANIMALS ARE A DESIRABLE ANIMAL LOVER. THEY NEED THEIR ASSES DOWN THE DAMN DRAIN. WHO THE HELL WOULD PUT THESE TINY PUPPIES NEAR THE DRAIN, AND BESIDES WHERE IS THE DAMN COMFORT FOR THE MOTHER AND THE BABIES YOU FUCKING IDIOTS. ANY ANIMAL ABUSER AND SENSELESS MORON WHO HAS HARMED ANIMALS I JUST NEED TO BEAT THE SHIT OUT OF THEM SO THEY CAN ROT AND DIE.

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  7. Pennysdachshunds says:

    IN ALL HONESTY : what the hell could one expect from the whole state of Texas. Governor Greg Abbott and his wife spout off how they are animal lovers… Does he even bother to look into this sort of Horrific treatment of the Animal population he is allowing to be provided in that State … I think not… He and his Hispanic Wife are busy gathering the perks of Office…

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  8. Red says:

    This shelter needs to FIRE ALL OF THE STAFF and start over!! How could NO ONE be paying attention to new born puppies….not even put them in something to contain them!! This is an atrocity and all employees should be held liable!

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