Five blind Huskies were found abandoned on the side of the road in triple digit heat.
Mell Garcia, founder of Mell’s Mutts, picked up the the first two near North and Armstrong in Fresno County Sunday. They were wandering without food or water. Then on Monday staff from Fresno Humane Animal Services rescued three more dogs.
“Whoever put them out there, if they were intentionally dumped, it was a pretty rugged death sentence for these poor animals,” Brenda Mitchell board president of Fresno Humane Animal Services said.
“They obviously didn’t care if they lived or died,” Garcia said. “That area is not heavily populated. So they were intentionally dumped there,” she said.
Staff from Fresno Humane believe they’re from the same litter and all suffer from a genetic condition brought on by poor breeding. They said they would not have lasted long without sight.
“They’re absolutely as vulnerable as you could possibly imagine. If not the heat, the predators out there, they have no way of helping themselves get food or water,” Mitchell said.
The dogs were found scattered in three different locations, just feet away from passing traffic.
Rescuers said the pups are about a year old and thankfully the worst is now behind them.
“From here life should only get better for them. I think they’re very adoptable. They’re nice dogs, there’s no aggression,” Mitchell said.
Mitchell said a rescue in the Bay Area is interested in taking the dogs in.
Garcia said it’s possible there were more than five dogs in this litter, so there may be more like these out there.