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Police seeking public’s help in finding person who abandoned puppies in dumpster

The El Paso police animal cruelty unit needs your help.

They say somebody abandoned puppies in a church dumpster.

Police say on Feb. 4 a little before noon someone left seven mixed-breed pit bull puppies in a dumpster behind Life Water Church.

An investigation revealed that the puppies had been covered with bleach and other chemicals.

“I think that person has no conscious that can leave that living breathing sweet little baby that has no voice out there to take care of itself, it can’t,” Lorretta Hyde said.

Hyde is the kennel manager at the Animal Rescue League of El Paso. She told ABC-7 people abandoning their pets happens more than we think.

“Unfortunately it’s not uncommon, it happens almost every day,” Hyde said.

Hyde said with all the services available — people don’t have to leave puppies in a dumpster.

“With all the new options they have with the Sheriffs Department for the county, they have the spay and neuter program out there. The Socorro spay and neuter clinic that’s reduced fee, Spay(pets) for Jesus, Dr. C does free spay and neutering. There’s so many options to help with assistance,” Hyde said.

Hyde said if absolutely needed, there are plenty of shelters that people can leave their pets at.

“If you have puppies and you don’t know what to do with them, at least call in and find out what your options are. There’s so many other options than leaving them at the dumpster,” Hyde said.

Police ask if anyone has any information, to call the animal cruelty unit at 212-0800

or if you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 566-8477.

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