Dog shot inside cage with her puppies, left on roadside
POSTED: Friday, May 30, 2014 - 11:18am
UPDATED: Monday, June 2, 2014 - 9:36am
Springtown, TX (WFAA) — What a contrast to the human cruelty these puppies experienced on Wednesday.
Someone shot their mother through the head inside a cage on the side of the road.
The week-old pups were still trying to suckle milk from her body when they were spotted early Wednesday morning.
The cage was sitting on Raley Road, just off Veal Station Road in Springtown, Texas.
"They were covered in blood."
Dog rescuer, Jennifer Aikman took them in, cleaned them off and amazingly, got them fixed up with two other nursing dogs that accepted them in their litters.
"She just took them right in and has plenty of milk."
Aikman shudders at the coldness of the person who shot the mother dog, a brown shepherd/heeler mix.
"Did he go take his kids to school? Eat breakfast? Where do you go after you shoot your dog in the head and leave it on the side of the road, dead with ten puppies? I mean what kind of sense does any of this make?"
Parker County Sheriff, Larry Fowler says there's not a lot of evidence. There's just the cage, lined with cardboard used for school displays, and an empty water bowl made from a pot.
The Sheriff boosted the reward to $2,000.
"Give us the information on where this dog came from, and we'll take it from there. Looks like a little Catahoula."
Their eyes are just opening. Some still need bottle feeding.
Jennifer Aikman thinks they'll make it. She tries not to think about the rest.
After the dogs are weaned, they'll need caring families to adopt them. You can get more information at the Angels and Outlaws Second Chance Bully Ranch Facebook page.
(photo courtesy of CNN via WFAA, Family handout)