Baby animals crying, apparently in distress, coming from the tall grass on side of a country road were heard by a local who contacted Howl Of A Dog. At first, we thought that maybe some wild animal or stray dog or cat had given birth there. But it turned out to be one of the most heartbreaking cases of animal cruelty we have dealt with: there were several puppies dumped in a bag and simply left there to die. It was a rainy and very chilly autumn morning and their bodies were so cold that it was a miracle their little hearts were still beating
Two of the puppies were out, near the bag, we placed them safe aside and hurried to check the content of the bag and take out the ones that were still inside.
The puppies were newly born and still had their umbilical cords attached.
We inspected the area carefully to make sure there were no other puppies, and found another one trapped in the grass.
Sadly, things have taken an even more tragic turn. Four of the rescued puppies passed away shortly after we arrived at the center.
But the three surviving puppies - Lizzie, Taz and Bernie - have made an amazing recovery, growing into healthy playful pups. They are 5 months old, fully vaccinated and microchipped.