9/27/13 – UPDATE Update on Emaciated Doberman – Check it out, this is a good one!
9/5/13 – UPDATE #3 – The dogs “owners” were arrested on unrelated charges and the dogs, both Dutchess and another puppy, have been removed from the home and are currently with Animal Control (see update from 100+ Team at bottom of page!)
9/4/13 – UPDATE #2! Although AC did remove the dog, she will be returned as she is considered nothing more than “property” by the law. She was vetted, treated for hookworm, vaccinated and will be returned to her “owners”… AC will keep an eye on her but that’s about it and no amount of phone calls is going to change things until the law is changed! (see update from 100+ Team at bottom of page!)
9/4/13 – UPDATE #1! This dog was finally removed from the Property by Animal control.. Your voices have been heard! (see update from 100+ Team at bottom of page!)
How can anyone see this horrifically sad dog; skeletal, emaciated, dehydrated, too weak to even move, left lying in the blazing Florida sun and heat, tethered by a huge, heavy chain, and do nothing? That is exactly what happened yesterday after authorities in Ft. Lauderdale refused to removed this poor dog from her owners.
After this picture was posted by 100+ Abandoned dogs of Everglades Florida, it went viral on Facebook and hundreds and hundreds of calls were placed to authorities begging them to help this poor dog, calls to media to get some attention on this situation. Dozens of people went to the property, 1636 NE 17th Ave Ft Lauderdale, waiting and hoping authorities would remove this obviously suffering pup.
They offered to help; to provide food for the pup, to take the dog, to get medical help, anything they could think of but the response from the “owner” was less than appreciative according to one person there…
“It’s a dog, get off my F-ing property.”
There is a statute under Florida law which allows; “Any law enforcement officer or any agent of any county of any county or of any society or association for the prevention of cruelty to animals appointed under the provisions of s. 828.03 may:
(a) Lawfully take custody of any animal found neglected or cruelly treated by removing the animal from its present location
And this very obviously looks like the case here. How can anyone see this poor dog and not conclude that he’s been neglected and is being cruelly treated?
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