Update, Nov. 28: A seventh abandon puppy was found at a plastics recycling plant in Royal Oaks last week, according to the Monterey County SPCA.
Humane officers previously found six puppies abandoned near a fence off Live Oak Road on Nov. 16. A news team returned to that area Nov. 23 and discovered another puppy.
SPCA officials said they believe that the new puppy, now named "Felix" is part of the same litter that was found previously. They said that Felix was very clean when he was found, leading officials to believe that he was abandoned there very recently. The other puppies in the litter were hungry, dehydrated, flea-infested and suffering from foxtails and worms when they were found.
Based on tire tracks nearby, officials believe that someone drove to the fence line and tossed the puppies over.
Meanwhile, many animal lovers have offered to take in the abandoned puppies, and the list of potential adopters is currently over 100 names long.
Original story, Nov. 17: A $500 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a person who abandoned six puppies at a plastics recycling plant in Royal Oaks Wednesday, Monterey County SPCA officials said.
SPCA Humane officers found six Australian Shepherd mix puppies abandoned near a fence off Live Oak Road Wednesday.
The four male and two female puppies are approximately 2 1/2 months old and were found hungry, dehydrated, flea-infested and suffering from foxtails and worms, officials said.
Humane officers believe that the suspect drove to the recycling plant's fence line and tossed the puppies over. It appears they were left there recently.
The SPCA has been calling the six little dogs Grover, Elmo, Bert, Ernie, Lily and Zoe and the story has made the news throughout the region.
If anyone has information about the case they are encouraged to contact the SPCA at (831) 373-2631 or (831) 422-4721, ext. 213.
—Bay City News