Puppies Thrown Over Bridge Highlight Need For Rural Animal Shelters Across Oklahoma


In a horse feed bag had been six new child puppies thrown over a bridge in Maysville. Two did not make it. Purcell Animal Shelter supervisor Louise Zastrow describes this as one other heartbreaking story with a brand new face.

“I don’t sleep anymore because all I do is this. 24/7, I take puppies home. I usually have two or three litters at my house at all times. I will try. Just don’t throw them away like garbage because I don’t think my heart can take it anymore,” Zastrow stated.

Because these pups had been discovered outdoors of Purcell’s jurisdiction, Zastrow stated she reached out to animal rescue teams for assist.

“The problem is we need county shelters. Throughout Oklahoma, we need county shelters. The city shelters and the rescues are so overwhelmed by the amount of dogs and cats that people have no place to go with them,” Zastrow stated.

When pups haven’t got a spot to go, Amber Hunsucker is with one rescue at all times keen to assist.

“I have compassionate fatigue; I’m not burnt out. I see so much trauma on a daily basis,” Hunsucker stated.

Hunsucker picked up the 4 pups. She has a rescue mother nursing the pups. She believes with out legal guidelines being enforced this might occur once more.

“I think that once people start getting fined and criminal charges get brought against them maybe they’ll think twice about hurting an animal,” Hunsucker stated.

Hunsucker stated she is reaching out to a number of officers for higher legal guidelines and a spay and neuter regulation however she’s would not see any progress.

“Law enforcement and lawmakers, it would be great if they kind of reunited to help these animals and to help these animals and to help us,” Hunsucker stated.

Hunsuker is providing a $500 reward to anybody that is aware of what occurs. You’re additionally suggested to name Purcell Animal Shelter at (405)527-0222.