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Puppies Thrown from Moving Car, Only One Survived

by Katherine

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On Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, a staff member from the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home (EDCH) was walking towards the shelter’s entrance when a moving car approached the building and threw a cardboard box out the silver colored vehicle. Sadly, the box contained five Staffordshire bull terrier puppies, and only one dog survived.

There were two men in the car and after the box was thrown, they took off at high-speed.

Soldier, the only surviving puppy. Photo Credit: Edinburgh Cat and Dog Home
Soldier, the only surviving puppy.
Photo Credit: Edinburgh Cat and Dog Home

When the shelter employee opened the box a gruesome scene was discovered. Inside were the bodies of four young dogs covered in blood. There was nothing that could be done to save them.

While other members of EDCH came out to help carry the box inside, a rescuer spotted a fifth dog still alive on the pavement. He has been named Soldier.

The surviving puppy was very scared, luckily, he is getting the best care at EDCH.

The rescue center is now asking the public to help them identify the animal abusers who dumped the five puppies, killing four of them.

EDCH is urging the public to come forward with any information.

“Someone, somewhere must know who did this. The pups look like they were around five or six weeks old, so must have been kept somewhere before they were dumped,” said Rosemary Eggleston, of the EDCH. “The surviving one hasn’t had the best start in life and is suffering from the effects of neglect and malnourishment, but at least he is alive.”

If you any information please contact EDCH at +44 131 669 5331 or via email at [email protected].