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Starving dogs removed from East Side home



Published: Sun, April 27, 2014 @ 12:05 a.m.

Staff report

YOUNGSTOWN

Police removed five dogs that reports said are severely malnourished from an East Side home earlier this week.

Officers were called to a home in the 100 block of Early Road about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a fight. As officers went to leave they found a makeshift kennel on the front porch and two dogs inside that appeared to be starving. The dogs’ bones were showing, and there was no water or food in any of their bowls and algae was growing in the bowls, reports said.

One of the people at the home told police they could not afford food for the dogs and they had been feeding the dogs with food they received from a food pantry.

As police spoke to the family who lives there, they found three dogs in the backyard in similar condition, reports said.

One of the people at the home said one of those dogs was thought to have died over the winter and it was put in a trash can because the ground was too frozen to dig a grave, but a few days later the dog was discovered to still be alive. The people at the home said that dog was never taken to be checked by a veterinarian.

Humane agents were called to take the dogs away for treatment.


Comments

1kensgirl(643 comments)posted 8 months ago

Are we surprised??? For every one that is caught there are a hundred more out there just like it. Don't have an animal unless you can take care of it. So sad.

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2southsidedave(4858 comments)posted 8 months ago

If you can't feed your pets why take them in the first place?

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3thirtyninedollars(323 comments)posted 8 months ago

Well southsidedave. It's quite possible they had the dogs well before hard times hit them. But I doubt it..

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