The festive season is a time when we all hope to receive a present that brings us joy. We tend to forget about setting goals for the upcoming year, which usually fizzle out within the first few weeks of January anyway. The most common unkept resolutions, which are almost comical, are “I’m hitting the gym this year” or “No more alcohol for me.”
Some individuals get overly excited about the idea of having a pet, but their enthusiasm is often short-lived and not accompanied by proper care for the animal. Owning a pet is a serious responsibility that requires a great deal of effort, yet some people do not take it seriously and abandon their pets once they realize the work involved. Stray Rescue of St. Louis, a pet shelter located in Saint Louis, Missouri, had to confront this unfortunate reality when a truck driver informed them about a crate of three young puppies left on the side of the road.
As per the bus driver’s account, he noticed a group of puppies in a sorry state from a distance but couldn’t stop due to his travel schedule. Animal welfare volunteers reached the location quickly and took some time to verify the information. Sadly, they found three newborn pups who were left behind in miserable conditions by someone who didn’t want them anymore. The rescued pups were scared and injured, and the Stray Rescue of St. Louis spokesperson promised to give them a safe and healthy life.
The animals were found in a pretty intense situation, so the rescue team wasted no time in taking them to the shelter. Once they were there, they were given bottles to drink out of. The poor things had some pretty bad injuries, some of which were still infected, but after getting some food and rest, they started to heal up. The vets who looked after them could tell that they had all sorts of different problems, but thankfully, they’re all doing much better now and seem to be happy and healthy.
The animals’ condition was pretty bad, with wounds that were not only open but also infected, as we found out. This suggested that they were facing a range of health problems, the veterinarians added.
According to the shelter staff, it seems that the animals were given as Christmas presents to someone who didn’t appreciate them enough. The poor creatures are now waiting for a loving home where they will be treated with the care and affection they deserve. Let’s spread the word and remind people that pets are not just toys to be given as gifts. It’s important to think twice before bringing another life into this world.