It seems all too often we hear the stories of animals being dropped off or left to die in horrible circumstances.
More than a dozen puppies were found abandoned last week in Jackson, and now CARA is on a mission to prosecute the person responsible and prevent them from doing it again.
A pit bull named Goldie is keeping a close eye on her 13 puppies after they were taken from her Wednesday and placed in a dumpster.
They were found by a store employee outside a convenience store at the corner of Flag Chapel Road and Northside Drive.
They were inside a box, dropped off near the Community Animal Rescue and Adoption agency.
The pit bull puppies are comfortable and resting now after the store worker took them to CARA.
"We were bottle feeding them, and the next day we went to close the box up and throw it away and found the name, address and phone number of people that actually did it," said Janet Madden of CARA.
Animal shelter workers went to the home and convinced the residents to give up the mother, because the new born animals needed her milk for nourishment.
They are not releasing the name of the man who they said abandoned the two day old puppies, but they contacted Jackson Animal Control.
"We were told we would have to prove that he had intentions for the puppies to die when he put them in the dumpster in order for a crime to have occurred," added Madden.
"We cannot see any other intention that someone would have to put a box of puppies in a dumpster other than to end their lives. And that should at least be investigated by local law enforcement in light of the laws," said CARA board vice president Lauren Lillard.
The Mississippi Dog and Cat Protection Law states that it is a misdemeanor to intentionally or with criminal negligence wound, deprive of adequate food, water or shelter, or carry or confine in a cruel manner any domesticated cat or dog.
CARA officials said the man should face the consequences and fear he will do it again.
"He does have three or four more dogs in the yard. What I would like to see happen is for him to neuter/spay those animals," said Madden.
A person convicted of first offense aggravated cruelty face a possible fine of $2,500.00 and up to six months in jail or both.
A second conviction comes with a felony fine of up to $5,000.00 and a jail sentence of one to five years.
Animal advocates also said the man is teaching his children the wrong way to handle animal birth control.
He reportedly told them he was taking the puppies to the CARA shelter.
The young pit bulls now join more than 300 animals being cared for by the organization.
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