Renters were evicted and they left the dogs chained out out behind a building to die. You would think this is a rare occurance but it is not. Countless dogs are DOA at Stray Rescue and most sporting a chain that could tow a house. The starvation of the dogs started well before we were contacted, for the tenants who were evicted left just days before.
The male dog that had died looked bone thin wrapped in death chains .When the property owner went to check to see if they were still there, she saw that the one dog was dead (this was a male). They said the other dog there was not looking too good either. That dog, a female, was thin, skinny, definitely hungry, and looking like she had a million litters.
She is safe with us and he is safe in dog heaven , never to suffer again. I ask myself , shouldn't both the property owner and tenants be held accountable? Doesn't a property owner have a duty to make sure they have decent tenants and oversee the property? The only bright spot in this tragic story is the city is invesigating and going after the tenants.
Let me just say this, I would live in a cardboard box with my dogs before I would chain them to a certain death.
Thanks Donna, Dir. Walker, police and prosecutor.