Officer Riley responded to reports of “dog dumping” in the East San Jose Foothills while it was pouring rain.
When she arrived, she found seven pups. They appeared sick, cold, and completely terrified.
“There were little dogs running all over! They all appeared completely terrified, cold, and “sick”. After over an hour of lots of patience, kindness and love; Officer Riley was able to safely lure in (using her lunch 🙂 ) and grab all 7 of these pups. #WOW,” Animal Control said on Facebook. dogs2
It took Officer Riley for her to use her lunch to lure them to safety.
The pups were all found with mange.
They were quickly treated by a veterinarian.
County of Santa Clara Animal Care & Control
***STAFF RECOGNITION AND SHOUT OUT TIME***
Our field services received a call today regarding a suspected "dog dumping" of numerous dogs in the South East San Jose Foothills area in the pouring down rain. Officer Riley rushed out to the scene to find more than she could have ever imagined.
There were little dogs running all over! They all appeared completely terrified, cold, and "sick". After over an hour of lots of patience, kindness and love; Officer Riley was able to safely lure in (using her lunch :) ) and grab all 7 of these pups. #WOW
The pups were then brought back to our facility and immediately were seen by our medical staff. After being examined by our Veterinarian Dr. Chad, it quickly became apparent that these dogs were all infested with mange so our Veterinarian started them all on immediate treatment.
Then the rest of our kennel staff began drying them off, vaccinating, de-wormig, de-fleaing and kenneling all of them with a nice warm bed (on heated floors) and a big bowl of food.
This was really an amazing team effort!! We feel this great work of our amazing staff shouldn't go unnoticed. :) <3