A good samaritan found a box in Kev Hooper Memorial Park and decided to stop and see what was inside. Inside were eight Border Collie mix puppies crying and in desperate need of help.
The puppies were rushed to a 24-hour emergency clinic. RSPCA of Queensland has taken over the care for the pups and is asking the public for information to find the heartless person who did this. RSPCA posted, “Sadly, it was already too late for one of the 5-week-old pups which unfortunately passed away before making it to the vets, with two more succumbing less than 18 hours later – both due to their neglect related health issues.”
The remaining puppies were in poor health suffering from hypothermia, conjunctivitis and severe cases of life threatening Hookworm infestations. All the pups received baths and started to eat, which was a positive sign. The vets worked around the clock caring and treating the small puppies. Unfortunately, two more passed away.
The battle is not over and the surviving three puppies are not out of the woods yet. They are still receiving 24-hour care and being closely monitored. RSPCA Lead Veterinarian Philippa Cox said, “We are hoping for the best but the sad reality is, some of the puppies may not respond to the treatment. Further complications can arise which would result in emergency abdominal surgery.”
“Our three little fighters have made it through the first 48 hours, and are looking a lot brighter this morning but they are not out of the woods yet. The next 2 weeks will be important for them, our wonderful vet team will continue their care to make sure these puppies have long-term futures.”
Anyone with information is asked to call 1300 ANIMAL (1300 264 625). A report can be made anonymously.
Watch the surviving three puppies examine their food in the video below.
Andrea Powell is an animal enthusiast that resides in West Michigan. When not writing, she is exploring the great outdoors with her dogs and horses.
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