Providing for Pit Pups
Rescue organization takes orphaned dogs
Last Updated: 103 days ago
OILDALE, CALIF. - Last week, three pit bulls were killed by Kern County Sheriff Deputies and as a result, six puppies were orphaned.
The puppies, just five days old lost their parents after deputies shot them during an attack. The dogs attacked two people on private property.
"These puppies are innocent, they didn't ask to be put in this situation, they didn't ask to be orphaned," said Barbara Stubblefield.
Stubblefield helped the family of the orphaned pups find a rescue organization to take them.
After the story aired on 23 ABC, many people came forward wanting to help the puppies. At first the family was going to keep all the dogs, but later had a change of heart.
"They were too distraught to bottle feed every two hours, especially with all the stress they had going on. They wanted the pups to be placed with the appropriate people, not just strung out there for anybody to have," said Stubblefield.
"It was just too hard for us. I wasn't able to take care of the dogs. This whole incident put my nephew in a state of shock, said Brenda Scott, dog’s owner.
The rescue organization Pitties and Kitties took the dogs to the Palm Springs area where they are being nursed by a surrogate mother.
Now that the puppies are being care for, the family still has many unanswered questions as to why, they say, someone entered their home, which prompted the attack in the first place.
"I want to know why he is not in jail and my dogs are dead because of him," said Scott.
The family says when that person entered their property; the dogs did their job and attacked the intruder. When deputies arrived, they shot all three dogs.
"He entered our house, nobody was home. Nobody gave him permission to enter through a closed gate, a gate that had a sign that said, 'Beware of guard dogs on duty'," said Scott.
The organization is accepting donations to help care for the animals.
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