‘Animal abuser, 34, sold sick puppies who died days later at new homes’

‘Animal abuser, 34, sold sick puppies who died days later at new homes’

Jian Karlos Ortiz Mendez, 34, has been charged with 11 counts of aggravated animal cruelty (Picture: Hernando County Sheriff’s Office/Facebook)A 34-year-old man allegedly sold sick puppies to excited new owners days before they died at their new homes.

Brits purchasing 'pandemic puppies' cost £400m in vet bills

Brits purchasing 'pandemic puppies' cost £400m in vet bills

Pet care brand Bob Martin has identified a tenfold spike in demand for people looking to purchase a companion animal whilst in lockdown, with the cost of not rehoming or buying from responsible breeders reaching £400 million across the country.

Puppies die after being abandoned in cardboard box in 30°C heat

Puppies die after being abandoned in cardboard box in 30°C heat

Samantha Garvey, the RSPCA’s chief inspector for Essex, said the animals were killed by suspected parvovirus – a highly contagious disease that causes severe vomiting, diarrhoea and dehydration.

'It is heart-breaking' Two seriously ill puppies found dumped outside church

'It is heart-breaking' Two seriously ill puppies found dumped outside church

They were found in the porch of St Peter’s Church in Rectory Lane, Banstead, Surrey, earlier this week by its vicar who alerted the RSPCA.Animal welfare officer Carl Hone described how a man in a pink shirt was spotted running towards a grey people carrier with a woman passenger parked outside the church.Mr Hone: “The man who did this consciously made the decision to abandon these two innocent dogs and leave them in freezing conditions in very poor health.“It is heart-breaking that somebody could treat animals in desperate need of veterinary care in this way.”The pups were left in a pink and white fleece blanket.