From the SPCA for Monterey County:
The SPCA for Monterey County is searching for and seeking the public’s help in locating an emaciated, injured husky mix who had puppies just three days ago. The SPCA is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the location and SPCA seizure of the mother dog in order to provide emergency veterinary treatment and reunite her with her puppies.
Yesterday, SPCA officers responded to the 600 block of Dallas Avenue in Salinas and spoke to the owner regarding concerns for an emaciated and injured husky and a black terrier type dog with a wound on its back living at this address in horrible conditions. Officers saw the terrier was in decent condition but the husky was skeletal, limping on her left front leg and nursing a litter of eight newborn puppies. The dogs were living under a camper shell in the backyard. The puppies were sleeping on a cold, wet carpet lying under the camper shell that was propped up on milk crates. The house and the yard was hoarded with belongings piled up everywhere making the conditions dangerous for the dogs including sharp objects, hazardous chemicals and trash scattered all over.
When officers attempted to convince the dog owner to surrender the dogs to the SPCA she fled the scene with the mother dog and the terrier, leaving the tiny puppies behind. SPCA Officers seized the puppies and are now trying to locate the owner and the dogs. The husky is in need of veterinary treatment. Any information the public can give to help reunite the puppies with their mother will give her the care she needs and offer the puppies the best chance of survival. The mother dog is described as a Husky/Akita mix, approximately two years old, white, brown and gray in color, emaciated and limping on the left front paw.
The puppies are currently receiving 24-hour foster care by skilled SPCA staff members.
To help pets like these, please visit www.SPCAmc.org/donate-now.
The owner could potentially be charged with the following offenses: California Penal Code Sections 597.1 (Permitting Animals to go Without Veterinary Care), Penal Code 597 (Animal Cruelty), Penal Code 597(b) (Deprivation of Food, Water, and Shelter), and Penal Code 597s (Abandonment).
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) for Monterey County is your nonprofit, independent, donor-supported humane society that has been serving the animals and people of Monterey County since 1905. The SPCA is not a chapter of any other agency and does not have a parent organization. They shelter homeless, neglected and abused pets and livestock, and provide humane education and countless other services to the community. They are the local agency you call to investigate animal cruelty, rescue and rehabilitate injured wildlife, and aid domestic animals in distress. Online at www.SPCAmc.org.