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21 May 2012

The RSPCA is urging a truck driver, parked at a northern suburbs service station where three

puppies were dumped in a bin last week, to make contact.

RSPCA (SA) Chief Inspector Simon Richards says a semi-trailer, with “Mother” written on the

side, was parked at the Caltex service station on Port Wakefield Road, around the time the dogs

were left for dead.

“This person is not a suspect,” Mr Richards said. “However it’s believed they were in the vicinity

around the time the puppies were dumped.

“It’s possible they saw something and we would like to talk with them, in the hope that they can

assist us with the investigation.”

Mr Richards is also calling on anyone who may have been approached to buy a Labrador cross

puppy, or seen any advertised recently, to come forward.

“The RSPCA is sickened by this crime and we will leave no stone unturned in our quest to find the

person responsible,” Mr Richards said.

A male and a female puppy had already died when the puppies were discovered at 7.30am on

Friday, up to an hour after they were dumped.

A male puppy survived and is recuperating at a veterinary clinic.

“He continues to make pleasing progress,” Mr Richards said. “He has gained 400 grams in three

days and is likely to leave the clinic later this week.”

If caught and convicted, the culprit faces up to two years behind bars or a $20,000 fine.

Anyone with information is urged to call the RSPCA on 1300 4777 22.

All calls are treated confidentially.

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