CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Police in Cape Coral are working to find out who dumped puppies near the Cape Coral Bridge. The litter of six were left in a wicker basket but by the time they were found, two of the puppies had already died and another needed a blood transfusion to live. Stephanie Johnson and her family fostered the puppies for a few days after their neighbor found the litter while fishing.
“I really would like to find out why. You know you could’ve brought them to the animal services. How can you sleep,” said Johnson.
The puppies are thought to be about 7 weeks old but no one knows how long they spent in a wicker basket dumped near the Cape Coral bridge.
“I didn’t know what I was getting into at first. I just thought it was a litter of puppies no big deal. I walked into the garage and here are these four puppies. They were walking but they were falling. One was barely even moving,” said Johnson
Lee County Domestic Animal Services tells WINK News depending on the situation, the person responsible could face animal cruelty charges for abandonment.
“I am determined. I want to find out who did this. I know there’s got to be someone. I mean they were in a spot where someone had to have seen them,” said Johnson
Cape Coral Police are still investigating. Three of the puppies will be available for adoption
beginning tomorrow at the Lee County Animal Services. The fourth puppy is still under a veterinarian’s care.