The last week has been busy at the Pottawattamie County Animal Shelter. Three dogs came in to the shelter along with seven black puppies about 5 weeks old.
The puppies had been put in a cardboard box and abandoned on the side of Highway 92 on an evening that was extremely cold. A passerby saw the box, discovered the puppies and took the time to bring them to the shelter, most likely saving these puppies’ lives.
To the person or people who left the puppies in that box, why? How could you be so heartless?
If people don’t want puppies, spay or neuter your dog. If you don’t and your dog has puppies and you do not want them or can’t provide for them, please take them to a shelter. Why should innocent creatures suffer because of irresponsible pet owners? Most of the puppies have found homes thanks to the dedication and hard work of staff and volunteers.
Please think long and hard before getting any pet. It takes dedication, love and patience to give a dog the home it needs and deserves. Most dogs live at least 10 years, so people need to think about the future to make sure it includes taking your pet wherever life takes you.