5 puppies found in suitcase, abandoned in Fort Bend County park

By Megan Kennedy - Digital News Editor, Jonathan Martinez - Anchor/Reporter

MISSION BEND, Texas - Five puppies were found in a suitcase Thursday at a Fort Bend County park by a jogger, said Barbara Vass, with Fort Bend County Animal Services.

A Mission Bend officer responded to the report around 7 a.m. Officials believe the puppies are German shephard/husky mix and said they aren't sure how long the pups had been there.

The puppies are being treated for skin conditions and will be available for adoption soon. 

The suitcase was unzipped.

"There was a suitcase at a park that a jogger, or walker, noticed by the trail.  The suitcase was open.  And, we had, unfortunately, five little puppies that were in there, so.  We went out there.  We picked them up.  And here we are, trying to find out why someone would do that," said Rene Vasquez, director of Fort Bend Animal Services.

The puppies are believed to be 4-5 weeks old.

Now, officials said it’s a matter of making sure these little puppies are healthy.

"We’re gonna try to make sure that they’re good – they’re eating good.  That they’re feeling good. Not knowing their history, we’re going to do a full examination and go from there," Vasquez said.

Shelter officials say since they’re already dealing with a crowded facility, it’s the same hope for the rest of their animals.

"Right now we’re at about 148 dogs at our shelter.  We are beyond capacity. If the rescue community would like to step forward and help us out – we would greatly appreciate it.  We know every other shelter is full as well, but right now, we’re dealing with the over capacity," Vasquez said.

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