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Old 03-04-2011, 11:08 PM
 
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There is a litter of stray puppies living in the drainage ditch between my house and the house behind me. Specifically, they are living under my behind neighbor's deck. His deck backs up to his fence, and the only way under the deck is through a very small hole in his fence. You can't get under his deck from his backyard, only from the hole in the fence.

I need help because one of these puppies has been mauled, and has no eyes. We've caught two puppies from this litter, and found them homes. There is an injured puppy, and one more.

I have called Animal Control, Humane Society, SPCA, and every other animal shelter I can think of. No one is helping us.

I was very worried that the puppy with no eyes would die from his injury. Puppies don't really have immunity. So, we thought that he would become infected, and die. Somehow, he has healed. He is blind. But he can navigate well, and plays with his remaining littermate. It looks like he is watching birds at times. But we know he has no eyes, and if we shine a flashlight on him in the dark, there is no reflection.

I'm desperate to help them. The remaining puppies are very smart, and very wary of humans. We can't catch them unless we can trap them. And AC told us that they don't give people traps anymore.

Does anyone have any ideas? Here are a few photos of the puppies. The darker one is the blind one. They are very poor quality, we had to take them from behind our fence, or else they would have hidden.

Thanks, in advance.
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Old 03-04-2011, 11:26 PM
 
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Not sure how much money you have to spend, but why not buy a humane trap? Amazon.com: Havahart 1079 32-by-10-by-12-Inch Professional-Style One-Door Cage Trap for Raccoons: Patio, Lawn & Garden Something like this. Not sure if it would fit the puppies or not, though there are larger ones as well. Could resell it on craigslist or elsewhere afterwards too to make some of the money back.
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Old 03-05-2011, 12:11 AM
 
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We need traps, so if AC won't give us one, we might have to buy one. We have a new AC person assigned to us (I've been pestering them like mad). So, if they won't produce a trap, we will have to buy one. Thanks for the link! I'll have to check the size, it might be too small. But I assume there are other sizes, too.
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Old 03-05-2011, 07:48 AM
 
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It is unbelievable that there is nobody here to help animals. I am all too familiar. We need Animal Cops here. It takes a village. Good luck to you for now. We should get together....this community on the forum and petition for action. We are the only ones who can make a stand for them. I am limited financially, but not limited in spirit.
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Old 03-05-2011, 08:24 AM
 
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Check if the humane society will rent you a trap. I know a few years ago they used to.
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:51 AM
 
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We need traps, so if AC won't give us one, we might have to buy one. We have a new AC person assigned to us (I've been pestering them like mad). So, if they won't produce a trap, we will have to buy one. Thanks for the link! I'll have to check the size, it might be too small. But I assume there are other sizes, too.
Yeah, there are dog/coyote sized ones on Amazon, and surely elsewhere. A lot pricier, though there may be other ones I didn't see that are cheaper. Good luck, I really hope you find something that works for the poor little guys. And kudos for trying.
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Old 03-05-2011, 11:39 AM
 
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My husband caught both puppies this morning! I think we're going to keep the lighter one that isn't injured. Both are girls. So, this will be a total of 4 girls that we've rescued. The first two went to their homes a couple of weeks ago. We assumed these last two were boys, but they are all girls.
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Old 03-05-2011, 12:02 PM
 
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That is great kwiland!

I only wish there were more people in SA like you. Like you, we've taken in a couple stray cats and a stray dog over the last few years.

Were you able to catch the little one with the handicap? Poor thing...still can live a happy life w/ the right family.
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Old 03-05-2011, 05:22 PM
 
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That's great you caught the last 2, and that you cared enough to do something! Most pple would say, oh thats tooo bad, put their conscience in neutral, and figure its someone else's problem. How is the injured pup doing? She will need a very special home. Thanks so much for caring.
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Old 03-05-2011, 08:02 PM
 
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Awesome! Have you been able to figur out the breed?
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