JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – A Jonesboro police officer made a startling discovery when he found 7 puppies taped inside a cardboard box near a busy intersection. One of those dogs has died.
Officer John Porbeck discovered the abandoned pups just before 10 a.m. Wednesday near the North Church and Coleman Street intersection stop sign.
"It happens all the time," Sgt. Larry Rogers said with Jonesboro Animal Control.
But Rogers hope people will start to leave any unwanted animals with Animal
Control rather than dump them on the street.
"They were very small, they
were probably 3 to 4 weeks of age," Rogers said.
were brought to Animal Control for processing but one puppy later died.
"The other six has heat
lamps on them and everything and trying to make them just as comfortable as we
possibly can," Rogers said. "We are having to hand feed them and to nurse them."
Porbeck stated in his initial report when he approached the box,
which was taped shut with silver duct tape, he could hear the puppies
He cut the tape from the box and found the puppies. Porbeck said there was a small sheet inside the box, but no food or water.
put the puppies in the front seat of his patrol car for heat. He
stated the temperature at the time of his discovery was 35 degrees.
"We are working
with CID to obtain the fingerprints off the box and see if they can't get fingerprints
off any of the tape that's on the box also," Rogers said. "If someone
does not find them and bring them to us it is a very long cruel death to these
puppies. In this weather right here, they are going to freeze to death and it's
a horrible death for them."
decides to dump an animal Roger advises that they bring it to Animal Control
"We don't have all that much room but still bring
them to animal control before they put them out like that or dump them or
anything," he said.
The officer was unable to find any evidence to
indicate who had abandoned the puppies. However, there were several
things written on the box, including the name "Mistey."
has any information about these puppies Rogers is asking them to contact
Jonesboro Police Department.
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