Second Chance – Mason Animal Rescue has nine new pets of the week but this is the kind of story we do not like to have to tell. Nine beautiful and helpless hound mix puppies around three months old were found dumped on the side of the road over the weekend.
Thanks to an alert citizen and the quick work of Leanna Kothman, one of the City of Mason’s Animal Control Officers, the puppies were picked up before anything bad could happen to them.
But when this kind of thing happens you have to ask what kind of person would do something like this. How do you justify throwing nine defenseless creatures out in the middle of the country with no food, no water, no shelter, no real hope of any kind?
Taking an animal to the pound and surrendering it might seem heartless, but the threat of euthanasia is nowhere near as cruel as the threat of dying a slow and painful death from injury or starvation.
We are fortunate to live in a community that cares - where people will call Animal Control to rescue nine abandoned puppies, where people will donate time, energy and money to find unwanted animals forever homes, and where most people take care of the creatures that depend on them. But when animals are dumped out like these were, it is a wakeup call that more education is needed.
Second Chance will continue to work to get the word out. If you would like more information about Ava, Tucker, Laney, Sleepy, Louie, Bella, Jessie, Millie or Winston, please visit Second Chance’s Facebook page, call 347-6929, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you would like to help with a donation of money or supplies or to volunteer to be a foster family, please contact Second Chance.