An appeal has been launched after a dog and her nine puppies were found in a sealed box in Canada.
The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) is appealing for the public's help to find the owner.
A good samaritan found the mother dog, who has been named Casey, inside the sealed box with her nine puppies at a landfill.
Lorie Chortyk of the BC SPCA said: "There is no excuse for simply walking away from a pet and leaving them to die.
"Abandoning animals is against the law and individuals can be prosecuted for their crime."
This canine family was discovered at the dump on June 5th and stayed overnight at a local veterinary clinic.
Casey is approximately a year old and is believed to be a border collie-husky mix.
Her five male and four female puppies are about one week old.
Casey is a bit thin and focusing on caring for her babies, and staff say she is a "timid but sweet dog."
The puppies will be ready for adoption once they are old enough to leave their mother - at eight weeks of age.
The Quesnel and District branch of the BC SPCA is asking for donations of puppy pads, teething toys, sheets and small collars to help care for them.
"There is help available for pet guardians who are struggling to care for their animals. They can reach out to a local rescue or the SPCA instead of abandoning them", Ms Chortyk said.