A 4-year-old Pit Bull named Elle was in labour when she was pushed out of the car on a vacant lot in North Toledo. Two newborn puppies were with her and she was suffering from excruciating pain while trying to deliver the rest. A passer-by witnessed this horrible incident and called the authorities. She was cared for by the Toledo Area Humane Society for emergency care.
At the hospital, an X-ray revealed that the third puppy was trapped in his birth canal. She was rushed for an emergency cesarean section where she gave birth to the rest of her puppies. However, 5 of the 9 puppies did not survive. She is dehydrated and underweight, and is currently receiving care with her surviving puppies.
Authorities are looking for the owner of a 4-door brown sedan who threw the birth dog out of the car. The owner could easily have saved her a lot of pain if he had taken her to the doctor in a timely manner. But dumping it mercilessly would mean that the owner would face a variety of charges of cruelty to animals when caught, both for crime and misdemeanour.