Feb 24, 2014 11:23 PM by Erin Steuber
A Jennings animal rescue group is trying to find out who abandoned a newborn puppy tied inside a grocery bag. According the Animal Relief Foundation, a Welsh resident found the dog on the side of the road last week. Now, thanks to donations, the group is offering an $1,100 reward for any information leading to the arrest of the person responsible. But despite the bad start, the puppy has a good life ahead of her.
It's impossible to imagine why someone would have left this puppy for dead.
"The cord was still attached so she was probably two, three days old when we got her," said Donna Fontenot.
Fontenot is with the Animal Relief Foundation has been caring for the pup since she was found. She's having to bottle-feed her, every four to six hours.
"How could you do this? It doesn't make any sense. There's no need for dumping," said Fontenot.
While there is no official investigation they're hoping someone will come forward so the person responsible can be punished.
"But she's perfectly healthy as far as we can tell. She's eating and drinking and doing all sorts of normal puppy stuff," said Fontenot.
The puppy has been adopted and will be heading to her new home Tuesday morning.
"This puppy is young, she's got a good life ahead of her. As bad as it started out she's good now. She's lucky. She's one of the lucky ones," said Fontenot.
The Animal Relief Foundation works to find abused animals good homes. Even though this puppy has been adopted, there are plenty of other animals still in need of a good home. To adopt, foster, donate or volunteer, call (337) 368-6399.
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