Neglected puppies now in my care, is it legal to keep them?

////Neglected puppies now in my care, is it legal to keep them?

Question

So my neighbors dog just had puppies about 7 weeks ago. They’re tiny little mix breeds (couldn’t tell you both breeds). We share a front yard and have never had issue sharing it, we both have other dogs. However since they’ve had these puppies they have not been properly taken care of. They are malnourished, smell like feecies , and were not given their vaccinations. We just got a puppy recently and he’s been doing wonderful until recently. The puppies started pooping in our side of the yard a green mucus based droppings and now my puppy just started the same. We took him to the vet and we were told it could be the puppies who are giving it to my dog. Well today the puppies were let out with no supervision into our yard and started fighting each other to eat one of my bigger dogs poop. It was not a beautiful sight, so we took the dogs inside, gave them a bath, food, trimmed their coats and nails. Could we confiscate the puppies legally?

Answer

People who believe that animals are being neglected can contact the police, SPCA (society for the prevention of cruelty to animals), animal control, and other entities in their area that enforce animal protection laws. Law enforcement officers have the authority to seize mistreated animals. Also, sometimes concerned individuals are able to educate people regarding humane care, offer to help with such care, or offer to adopt or purchase the animals. I hope this situation works out well for all of the animals.

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