SALINAS, Calif. - The SPCA for Monterey County says it rescued six newborn puppies and three adult dogs that were abandoned following an eviction in Salinas.
The dogs and puppies were found on February 9 at a property in the 800 block of Del Monte Avenue.
According to SPCA officials, when the landlord inspected the property following the eviction, he found the dogs and newborn puppies locked inside a small shed. They say the tiny puppies were hidden in the shed inside a cardboard box with trash and debris on top. No food or water was available.
The SPCA says the dogs' owner has not come forward and has not responded to its post-seizure hearing notices or letters requesting she surrender the animals to the SPCA.
The case is expected to be submitted to the Monterey County District Attorney's Office next week. The owner could face multiple charges, including animal cruelty.
The dogs include an adult Chihuahua named Butter, an adult poodle named Crumpet, the puppies' mother, a small terrier named Dora, and the six puppies, who the SPCA has named Charlie, Linus, Patty, Violet, Lucy, and Sally.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the SPCA at 831-373-2631 or 422-4721 x213. All calls are completely confidential. To learn how you can help, put your name on a list of potential adopters, report animal cruelty and neglect, or donate to help rescue animals, call the SPCA or donate online at www.SPCAmc.org.
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