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A Terrible Person Abandoned Three Pregnant Border Collies In Pasadena

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One of the rescued dogs and her puppies. (Courtesy Pasadena Humane Society)
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Over the past two weeks, three pregnant border collies have been abandoned throughout the Pasadena area. The first was found two weeks ago near Caltech. The second two were found a few days ago near Hastings Ranch, according to KTLA.

All three of the dogs were very close to birth when found, one of them actually giving birth to several puppies fewer than 24 hours after being found. In total, the three dogs delivered 14 puppies. One of the dogs was found with a nasty infection, and would have likely died had it not received medical attention.

The dogs are living with foster families for now, as placed by the Pasadena Humane Society.

The Humane Society, which assumes the role of animal control in Pasadena and neighboring cities, believes the same person abandoned the three dogs. Aside from all three being in a similar state of pregnancy, all three are about one-year-old, and all three share uncannily similar facial markings, according to the L.A. Times.

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"The dogs were probably more than they could handle," said James Chisum, a spokesman for the Pasadena Humane Society.

Beyond the suffering inflicted upon the dogs by abandoning them, hungry and thirsty dogs are easily stressed, and may become aggressive towards other people as well.

"When dogs are left in unfamiliar surroundings, they might be very frightened, they may hide where they will have limited access to food, water and shelter," said Jamie Holeman of the Humane Society, according to KNBC. "It's incredibly stressful for any animal to be dumped on the street—they're scared, they're frightened."

Police are searching for the owner of the dogs, who would face a misdemeanor offense for abandoning the animals.