A bitch and her four puppies were left out in the open and abandoned before being rescued by the SPCA
This week we got an additional reminder of the importance of spaying and neutering cats and dogs, when the phenomenon of abandonment of young puppies and their mother once again raised its ugly head. In response to a call received at the SPCA call center regarding a bitch and her four puppies that were found in an open area near Tel Mond, a rescue team set out for the site. Within a short time they managed to catch the frightened bitch with her four puppies and bring them to the SPCA, where they underwent veterinary examination and, fortunately, were found to be in good health.
Though the bitch does not have a microchip, as she should by Law, it is apparent from her condition that she was raised in a home and even gave birth to her puppies there. The good physical condition of the puppies reinforces this assumption, and it seems that the owners waited for the puppies to grow and, perhaps, kept one or two of the puppies for themselves, before cruelly abandoning the bitch with her other pups in an open and unfamiliar place, where she had difficulty finding shelter, water and food.
The mongrel bitch of about three years of age was lovingly welcomed by the SPCA staff. She shows her gratitude with lots of licking and is very friendly and good-natured. The mother and her four cute three-month-old puppies – Rali, Hani, Ludi and Noya – were vaccinated and will be kept under observation for a month before being put up for adoption.
In order to prevent similar cases, we wish to point out that rabies vaccinations and microchips are required by Law. In order to prevent uncontrolled proliferation of cats and dogs, please spay and neuter your pets. If you come across any animal in distress, don’t ignore it, report it to the SPCA Call Center at 03-5136500 or *4553.