Puppies dumped in northeast Wichita


WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Kansas Humane Society said eight cold and hungry puppies were put in a dumpster at 29th and Rock. They were found in a tote bag by a person.

“They were dirty, they were really cold,” said Ericka Goering with the Kansas Humane Society. “They had been out there for a little while I think and they were extremely hungry.”

The humane society said the person pulled them out and took them to the Wichita Animal Shelter. The shelter took them over to the Kansas Humane Society to be placed in emergency foster care.

“Somebody putting small puppies like that who can’t care for themselves into a dumpster, that’s wrong,” said Lt. Brian Sigman, Wichita Police Department.

The puppies are about four weeks old and are still in foster care. The humane society said it will be a month before they are ready to adopt. The shelter said they are not placing any holds yet on the puppies.

Lt. Sigman said whoever is responsible for dumping the puppies could face criminal charges.

“It’s very easy for us to prove neglect on that person,” said Lt. Sigman. “You may have some other criminal charges that we can place on them.”

Lt. Sigman and the humane society want people to know there are many resources available for people who are not able to care for animals.

“You have a lot of resources at your disposal,” said Goering. “Use them, don’t just abandon an animal.”

If you have an animal that you cannot care for, you can come by the Wichita Animal Shelter, fill out a form and show your driver’s license and the employees with the shelter will help find a loving home for the animal.


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