Six puppies found abandoned in a trash can in the city of Buffalo Friday morning are being nursed back to health at the SPCA of Erie County by an new mom. The puppies are now being cared for by a foster mom, a pit bull named Belinda.
Bethany Kloc, communications manager at the SPCA of Erie County, said Belinda and her puppies were surrendered to the SPCA Thursday as strays. Kloc said only two of her several puppies survived.
Kloc said it’s always better to have the puppies with a nursing mom if possible, so they tried to see if Belinda would accept and nurse them. So far, she said, it’s a match.
“We’re totally looking forward to seeing how she does with them, [but] far so good. She’s fed them. She’s cleaned them just like their mother would, so we think she has accepted them,” Kloc said.
Belinda is expected to nurse the puppies for the next five weeks. The puppies are also believed to be pit bulls and are just a few days old. Kloc said they do not have any information on who left the puppies in the trash can or why.