Four newborn puppies were discovered outside of the Jackson County Animal Shelter in Gautier, Mississippi on Thursday morning. Covered with hundreds and hundreds of fleas, the staff scooped the babies up and brought them inside. Tragically, two of the puppies had already died.
“They were found this morning by the staff covered in hundreds of fleas,” Maridee Bond Mallette, adoption coordinator at the shelter posted on her Facebook page. ” 2 of the puppies had already died. So they washed the other 2 puppies and now we are desperately looking for a foster to take home these 2 bottle babies.”
The two surviving puppies have been placed in a foster home and are being cared for around the clock.
At this time the owner of these puppies is unknown. Although there is no satisfactory explanation for abandoning newborn puppies, could the mother dog have died? Were the puppies unwanted? No matter what the reason, there is no excuse for animal cruelty and neglect.
Anyone with information about these puppies and where they may have come from, is asked to contact the Jackson County Animal Shelter in Gautier. Please spay and neuter your pets.
Anyone with access to puppy formula is encouraged to contact the shelter at:
Gautier, Mississippi 39553
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