The Burnet Police Department is investigating an animal cruelty case in which someone dumped a caged female dog and her eight puppies without food or water on North Hill Street sometime overnight July 3 to July 4.
At about 8 a.m. Sunday, July 4, Burnet police officers responded to the 1000 block of North Hill Street after a caller reported finding a medium-size, mixed-breed female dog and her puppies near a parking lot. Officers found the nine dogs in a small, rusty kennel with no food or water.
All of the animals were covered in fleas and needed medical attention. Officers transported them to the Hill Country Humane Society in Buchanan Dam for care.
The Burnet police are seeking assistance from the public in identifying the owner of the dogs. Anyone with information is asked to contact the department at 512-756-6404 or the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office at 512-756-8080.
The adult female dog was wearing a faded red, nylon collar embossed with small paw prints and bones and attached with a white and black clasp.