The past couple weeks have shown us this summer is no time to mess around with the heat. Yet it seems 95+ degree temperatures are good enough for a mother Pit Bull and her puppies. Officials were called on Wednesday, and no one showed up until Sunday. While the animal rescuers seem to care, 4 days is enough time in the heat to kill humans, let alone “invincible” Pit Bulls.
There is not much of a backstory on why the Pit Bulls were left tied to a Thrift store, but 3 of the 8 puppies died. It’s a miracle that many survived. It would seem the owner didn’t want to deal with the burden of the Pit Bull and her puppies. They are obviously poor as well given the situation, surroundings, and the malnourished mother.
I’m not poking fun at anyone that’s poor, but if you know you can barely pay bills, why would you get yourself in this kind of situation by having puppies or a dog at all. At least get your dog spayed or neutered. The mother is clearly malnourished and underfed. The part that really gets me, is why would the owner keep the pregnant dog that long. Why wait until the puppies are born or about to be born to abort on the mother. Why not take her to a vet, where she can at least be taken care of, not left to suffer. She may be put down in the end, which is likely these days, but she wouldn’t have suffered.
I imagine this makes others mad as well. This may not be an isolated incident regarding the Pit Bull breed alone, but this just goes to show how fast puppies can spread and where they may ultimately end up. Three of them are dead, five of them remain. You know dozens of Pit Bulls had puppies every week in San Antonio. So where are they going? Few are being put to good homes, a good deal end up with dog fighters, and the others will be ultimately put to sleep. Just some perspective to think about I suppose.