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SPCA Seeking Information on Mother of 8 Newborn Puppies

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for Monterey County is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the location and seizure of the mother of eight newborn puppies that are currently in SPCA care.

SPCA officials said the emaciated, injured husky mix needs veterinary treatment and to reunite with her puppies in order for all of the dogs to have the highest chance of survival. She had the puppies just earlier this week and was found nursing them while in bad condition herself.

SPCA officers responded on Tuesday to the 600 block of Dallas Avenue in Salinas and spoke to the owner regarding concerns for a husky and a black terrier mix with a wound on its back. Officers described the living conditions at the address as “horrible,” noting that the dogs were living under a camper shell in the backyard that was propped up on milk crates. They said that the puppies were sleeping on a cold, wet carpet lying under the shell next to a house where belongings were piled up everywhere.

Sharp objects, hazardous chemicals, and trash were scattered all over the area, causing a serious hazard to the puppies, according to the SPCA. The SPCA officers tried to convince the dog owner to surrender the dogs, but the woman fled with the mother husky and the terrier, leaving all of the puppies behind. SPCA staff is now providing the puppies with around-the-clock foster care.

The SPCA described the mother dog as a Husky/Akita mix that is approximately 2 years old and white, brown and gray in color. She is limping on the left front paw. While the terrier seemed to be in decent condition besides the wound on its back, the husky was “skeletal.” The owner could be potentially charged with permitting animals to go without veterinary care, animal cruelty, deprivation of food, water and shelter, and abandonment, SPCA officials said.

If you have information leading to the location and seizure of the mother of eight newborn puppies.

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