Many are calling the incident animal cruelty, however Duke is nevertheless a really lucky dog.
“Very lucky to be rescued and brought to our facility,” explained Sybil Soukup.
Soukup is the Executive Director of the Humane Society of North Iowa in Mason City. A week ago, Duke was brought in with his 6 brothers and sisters. A passerby had find the 8-week-old puppies stuffed within a plastic storage tote, sitting on the curb of a Mason City intersection.
“Unfortunately, it was a very cold day,” explained Pat Gansen of Mason City Animal Control. “It was one of those days it didn’t get above zero. Luckily they had each other to keep them warm.”
They were brought to the Humane Society, and nursed back to health. Caretakers don’t quite know the breed of the dogs, however believe they might be part Boxer.
“They were wet, they were cold,” Soukup mentioned. “But they were still alive.”
At this point, the dogs are thriving, looking at what they’ve been through. Nevertheless Gansen said in case nobody had seen them, and they were left out over night, they could have froze to death.
“I just get disgusted with people sometimes,” she stated.
They have no idea who left behind the dogs.
“But our goal is to find these dogs loving, forever homes, where they’ll never be left on the side of the road again,” Soukup stated.
Nevertheless, she said the dogs did not should have this treatment. She would rather they have been brought to the shelter.
“This is a living creature, and if you are taking on the responsibility for their life, then you need to see it through,” she mentioned. “Putting them on the side of the road is basically throwing them away.”
Whilst the Humane Society makes an attempt to get homes for the dogs, they request that anybody with details please come forward.
The individual responsible may deal with animal cruelty charges. For further info concerning the Humane Society of North Iowa, check out www.hsni.org.