DENVER — Five puppies less than a week old were found abandoned in a restroom trashcan at Highland Heritage Regional Park Tuesday afternoon, Douglas County Animal Law Enforcement reported.
Park workers called police after a man found the brown-and-black puppies in the trash at the park, near South University Boulevard and South Quebec Street, DCALE reported.
The animals were all suffering from low body temperatures, and one died. Veterinarians were able to stabilize the other four, though their long-term health remains uncertain.
“This is a senseless act of animal cruelty, and we are hopeful that the public will help bring the individual responsible for this crime to justice” said Sergeant Erica Dalton with Douglas County Animal Law Enforcement.
Anyone with information in the case was asked to call investigators at 303-660-7529.
The dogs went to the Dumb Friends League in Castle Rock.