Dogs dumped in Pasadena; authorities looking for suspect

The first border collie arrived at the Pasadena Humane Society two weeks ago. She was found roaming the upscale neighborhood surrounding Cal Tech, sweet-faced and pregnant.

Not long after, two more collies appeared, this time wandering Hasting Ranch. These, too, were days from giving birth.

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In total, the three dogs produced 14 puppies.

Animal Control officials believe that one person may be responsible for dumping the dogs throughout the city. The three border collie mixes are around 1 year old and have similar coloring and facial features, said Jamie Holeman, a spokeswoman with the Pasadena Humane Society.

Now, police are searching for the person who left the dogs to fend for themselves on Pasadena streets, which is a misdemeanor offense.

"The dogs were probably more than they could handle," said James Chisum, a spokesman for the Pasadena Humane Society. But there are more humane ways to relinquish animals, he said.

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Unwanted dogs can be left at the local shelter or given to willing family members, Holeman said. They can become a danger to themselves or motorists if they are dumped in neighborhoods.

The collies were rescued, and all of them were found foster homes.

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