HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – Eleven pups and their mother were admitted and cared for by the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Thursday after being dumped outside the shelter. According to a Facebook post by the animal welfare organization, the dogs appeared to be in heat.
One of the pups had a temperature of 104.1. The shelter said its veterinary team is examining the pups and their mother while they stay safe and cool indoors.
The shelter shared several pictures of the rubbish being tended by the team.
“If you can no longer take care of your pets, please make arrangements for their care. Leaving your pet is illegal,” wrote the shelter on Facebook.
There was no word as to whether the dogs would be available for adoption.
On a typical day, the Houston SPCA receives about 25 to 30 calls reporting animal cruelty. The shelter was founded in 1924 and is the city’s first and largest animal welfare organization and shelter.
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