Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Eight puppies turned over to Animal Services

MCSO deputies help
rescue 8 puppies 
CLIFTON, Colo – Sunday morning around 8:30, deputies went to a residence on the 200 block of 5th in Clifton to locate a wanted subject. While deputies determined the person with active arrest warrants was not at the residence, they spoke with an adult male living at the address.

Deputies observed two adult dogs living inside the residence and also heard barking from elsewhere on the property. Investigating the source of the barking, deputies found 8 puppies inside of a metal kennel with no flooring. The puppies were found on muddy ground with urine and feces. Their water bowls were also frozen over.

The puppies’ owner told deputies he was keeping the puppies outside because he no longer had room to care for them inside. He also told deputies he hadn’t been able to provide food for them in the last 48 hours because dog food that was donated to him had run out.

Deputies contacted Mesa County Animal Services. The dogs’ owner acknowledged he was no longer able to care for the growing puppies and signed custody of the puppies over to Animal Services for their well-being.

Animal Services also gave the dogs’ owner a warning in regards to the two adult dogs and advised officers will be contacting him and checking on the dogs frequently to ensure they are being taken care of. The dogs’ owner was also given information on how to get a discount on getting the dogs neutered and/or spayed to avoid another litter.

The 8 puppies, possibly a Shepherd mix, are now under the care of a veterinarian and Mesa County Animal Services. Animal Services advises the puppies won’t be eligible for adoption for several weeks as they are still very young.

If you are interested in adopting any animal in the Mesa County Animal Services please visit http://pets.mesacounty.us/adopt-pet-shelter to learn more.