VAN NUYS (CBS) — More than a dozen newborn puppies turned up on the doorstep of the East Valley Animal Shelter.
Wendell Bowers of the East Valley Animal Shelter told Ann Sterling, reporting for CBS2 and KCAL9, the 15 pups were dropped off at the shelter last week. The pups’ owner told shelter employees he had bred two females that gave birth to the happy bunch, but that he didn’t know what to do with them.
“We don’t really get that many in. Maybe four or five in a litter but 15 is a little much,” said Victoria Harrison of LA Animal Services.
More than 200 dogs and 100 cats already call the shelter home which is why shelter employees, like Veronica Perry, began sending out emails.
“Basically, I sent out an email to a couple people saying ‘we got a lot of dogs in at once’ and I just sent an email out to my rescue groups to come on down and help us,” Perry said.
That email, though, somehow led to a Facebook page by “Pets on Death Row Southern California,” which featured a picture of the dogs.
“I was a little disappointed considering they used the picture of the puppies and the puppies are not in danger, they’re gonna be available soon and I’ve gotten lots of calls and lots of emails,” Perry added. “I just didn’t like the idea of people thinking we were going to euthanize them.”
Because the playful puppies are only seven weeks old, they are not available for adoption until next Friday. If you’re interested, visit the East Valley Animal Shelter.