It's hard to imagine why anyone would want to starve puppies in this manner. It's hard to imagine HOW they could starve three puppies who only want to love you and be loved. We are hoping to find those people and bring them to justice.
AHS/Popcorn Park is offering a $1,000 reward to help find the person or people who abandoned three emaciated puppies at the West New York Police Department Garage on September 30. Our Newark facility staff responded to a call about the abandoned terrier-mix puppies on Tuesday.
The dogs are about four months old and are being held in our intensive care unit, where they are receiving plenty of nourishment and warmth. One pup is being fed intravenously. All are expected to recover.
This pup was unable to survive the cruelty she suffered despite our best efforts to save her.
“Who can understand why anyone would neglect, abuse and abandon sweet young pups like these. But the sad truth is, it happens more often than we care to see,” said Roseann Trezza, Executive Director, Associated Humane Societies/Popcorn Park. “And as guardians and advocates of all animals, we will do everything in our power to protect these pups and give them a good future.”
Because these pups deserved anything but this horrendous treatment, we have set up a reward fund to be given to anyone who offers information leading to the arrest and conviction of the puppies’ abuser(s). Anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible should contact the New Jersey SPCA at 1-800-582-5979. Individuals or families interested in adopting any of these pups should contact Denton Infield at our Newark shelter at 973-824-7080 or contact us via e-mail.
UPDATE: 11/17/08 - Three pups, only 4 months old, were starved and then abandoned in the West New York Police Garage. Although a $1,000 reward was offered for any information for the arrest and conviction of their abuser or whoever abandoned them. They were too weak and too debilitated to have gotten in the garage on their own. The Society's ambulance was dispatched to the scene and brought to the Newark Medical Dept. where immediate efforts were taken to save them. One young pup never survived. It is hard to imagine why anyone would withhold food and loving care from these innocent little bodies who only want to give love and be loved. The two remaining pups, pictured here, are hoping that this holiday will be a special one for them and that they will be fortunate enough to find forever homes.
These puppies have been being treated under the umbrella of our ResQ Fund, a unique program that funds special care of animals like these three pups. Please make a donation to our ResQ Fund today and contribute to the care of these puppies and other pets who have emergency, intensive and/or specialized medical needs. Thank you.