An Iowa Park resident reached out to Newschannel 6, looking for help with his abandoned puppy problem. Herbert Rogers said 4 puppies were left on his property on Monday night, and while they're not the worst thing to be left on your doorstep, they're a burden he can't take on.
Rogers says people frequently dump animals on land near his property. He said, "Most farmers and ranchers when they see a stray dog, they kill it just plain out because they're not going to catch it and take it to the pound. One dog And one cat, dead on the side of the road up there."
Killing the animals was not an option, but Rogers was worried about paying to drop them off somewhere.
Newschannel 6 reached out to the Wichita County Humane Society, where Kimber Watkins confirmed they do have a $35 fee for animal owners who drop their pets off simply because they can't take care of them.
Watkins added there is an exception for stray animals. She said, "We just ask for a donation because we are a non-profit and we rely on donations. We still have to feed them, we have to give them water and we have to take care of them."