WACO, TX — Waco Crime stoppers released a PSA after Waco Animal Control officer Luis Leyva found six puppies in a zipped-up, abandonded luggage bag in late October. Four survived and two died shortly after.
“It was very disheartening. It was just one that, ya know, breaks your heart." said Luis Leyva, Waco Animal Control Officer. "You just see the puppies- several of them were underneath ones that were actually bigger. So it was just disheartening.”
The puppies were then given to Dr. Michelle Nemec who has been nursing them to health since.
"They were suffering from starvation, a little bit of dehydration when they came into the vets clinic. Coccidia infections," said Nemec.
Officials want to know who used the suitcase last.
“Unfortunately I don’t know what goes through their mind and I feel that’s a good thing. I don’t want to know what goes through their mind. It’s just a cruel act to do some of the stuff that they do to these animals is a horrible," said Leyva. "If they find them I think they should go to jail for it.”
Nemec has other suggestions.
“Wether they spend some time at the animal shelter helping out. Maybe they’re not allowed to have pets in the future or at all. A heavy fine- I don’t know," said Nemec.
The puppies are close to being ready for adoption and they have all been named after luggage companies.
“So this is Vera, and then we have Sampsonite, Coach and Twomey," said Nemec.
If you would like to adopt one of these little guys into your forever home, please contact the McLennan Animal Rescue Coalition at marcpets.org.