Pups left at dump in hessian bag
THEY could barely open their little eyes.
The 12 puppies were sleeping, huddled together for warmth in two separate baskets.
Watching over the brood, Yeppoon’s Julie Trueman said she hoped she could do as good of a job looking after them as their mother did.
Early yesterday morning a worker for Julie, who is a contractor for Australia Post, came across a hessian bag filled with the 12 yelping puppies which had been dumped at the Emu Park Recycling Centre. The worker phoned Julie, who picked them up and took them straight to the vet.
The vet told her they had been well looked after, were only two to four weeks old and Julie would have to hand-feed them every two hours. Despite this, Julie is destined to raise them until they are old enough to give away.
She said she couldn’t believe someone would dump them, and neither could RSPCA regional inspector Laurie Stageman, who said “throwing them down the dump to die” was not an option and was in breach of their duty of care.
“They should have taken responsibility and brought them to the vet to be fostered out, or to the pound to have them euthanised, which is more humane than dying at a dump.”
If anyone knows the owners they can contact the RSPCA on 1300 852 188.