|The stolen puppies are brindle in colour, similair to the pup featured above.|
This past Wednesday night, two puppies were stolen from RSPCA’s Hunter Shelter in Rutherford. The 10-week-old female Mastiff Cross pups were being treated for a medical condition and require medication urgently to ensure they don’t become fatally ill. Concerned Shelter staff are asking for the public’s help to expedite the dogs’ safe return.
The puppies had been in RSPCA’s care since the end of September, when they were brought in as strays. Due to their medical condition, they were not yet up for adoption.
Acting Shelter Manager Scott Meyers said the thief/thieves cut through three fences and smashed a window to get to the puppies.
“The puppies were taken from an indoor enclosure sometime between 6pm yesterday and 6am today,” said Mr Meyers.
“At this point, we’re extremely concerned about the puppies’ health and wellbeing,” said Mr Meyers. “They were due to have their medication this morning. Without continued veterinary treatment, their lives are in grave danger.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact Maitland Police or the RSPCA’s Hunter Shelter on (02) 4939 1555.