The rescue organisation, run by Tania Dicks-Maurice, is aimed at rescuing dogs from poor situations, looking after them and getting them ready to be rehomed.
The member of the public claimed the woman handing over the puppies said the mother had passed away under gruesome circumstances, bleeding from her rear end.
“This raises concerns about the health and welfare of the entire litter,” Dicks-Maurice told Newshub.
PRAR has prompted an urgent plea for the remaining 10 puppies to be handed over immediately, with their sole focus being to provide “necessary care to save the puppies from this brutal disease”.
“Parvovirus is known for its rapid spread and severe consequences, especially among unvaccinated dogs,” she stressed.
“Time is of the essence, and the community is urged to come together to ensure the remaining puppies receive the medical attention they need to survive this crisis.”
They said the cooperation of those who have the puppies is crucial in preventing “further suffering and the potential spread of parvovirus”.
For further information and to hand over the puppies, people are urged to contact PRAR at [email protected] or www.facebook.com/Pawsrestartrescue.