“6 or 7″ Healthy Nursing Pups Killed by Corpus Christi AC
February 22, 2013
This story from the Kiii News website has very little information. I searched for any additional details or background on the story but came up empty.
Apparently workers cleaning up a business in Corpus Christi, TX came across a litter of pups on Wednesday. AC picked them up and determined they were healthy and still nursing. Then they killed the entire litter since they didn’t have sufficient staff to hand feed them.
That’s about the end of the information in the article. I have questions.
Where is the mama dog? If the litter was healthy and unable to eat on their own, there was obviously a mama dog nearby. Did AC search for her? Why take the puppies without the mama dog? This is something that should almost never happen.
What pleas were issued to rescuers, fosters and the general public for anyone willing to hand feed 1, 2, or more of these pups? I don’t know the answer to this question but I suspect the answer is none because of this tidbit in the article:
According to the Gulf Coast Humane Society, they would not been able to take the pups either. They also would not have had the personnel available to hand feed the puppies.
The word “would’ gives me the impression that no one asked before killing the pups. Otherwise, I expect the word choice would have been different, such as “They were not able to take the pups either.” Would denotes a theoretical response, as in “Had our group been asked, we would not have been able to take the pups.”
If nobody wants to kill pets, as we are so often told by pet killing facilities and their cheerleaders, why pick up these pups at all? Even if the owner of the property where the pups were found was insistent upon their removal (which is merely speculation on my part), surely AC could have advised the owner that removal would have to wait until the mama dog returned to the litter, which would not have been long.
Picking up a healthy litter of nursing pups without taking in the mama dog, especially when AC knows they are not going to feed the pups or issue any pleas for anyone else to do it, seems unethical to me in this case. Almost as if they wanted to kill these pets.
The Corpus Christi police department runs AC. If you choose to contact them regarding this case, please keep your comments respectful, as always.
(Thanks Tip for the tip.)