LUBBOCK- Officials at the Lubbock SPCA said that dozens of dogs and puppies are being dumped in the streets and in alleys every week- so many that they said, that they are overwhelmed.
"It's sadness. I don't understand why people are like this. I just don't understand."
Julie Cribbs, a foster for SPCA, is now taking care of 9 newborn puppies after someone left them in box by a dumpster.
And as sad as that story is, officials at SPCA said it happens all the time.
"It's a really big problem and it's only going to get bigger."
Katie Runde is both a volunteer and a foster for SPCA.
She said she's seen far too many animals abandoned.
" It's overwhelming for some people. Once it becomes overwhelming unfortunately human nature doesn't mean we're going to make the most responsible or best decision."
Once animals are dumped somewhere, Runde said, their chances of survival are slim.
"Certainly they could die. Or if they ended up in the animal shelter they could get sick. They don't have their mom there, their chances of surviving are very small."
Runde said if you find that you can't take care of your pet to call them.
"Instead of abandoning them in a box by a trash can, the best solution is to contact us, or the haven, or Lubbock Animal Shelter. Let us help you."
To become a foster for the SPCA, volunteer, or donate, you can contact the organization via their Facebook page: South Plains SPCA.
You can also call them at 806-445-6317, or go by their west Lubbock location at 5724 40th Street.