One of my girlfriends just called me sobbing. She's over at the house of a friend of her boyfriend (who I dislike immensely) and she said he has two dogs there in HORRIBLE condition. A 17 y/o rottie that's kept outside all the time (it's very cold here in Cleveland), with only the garage for shelter. The garage has car fluids (including antifreeze) on the floor. He has no food and his only water is whatever can gather in an overturned trash can lid. He limps like he has hip dysplasia or arthritis.
Inside, kept in a small corner of the basement, is a 3 or 4 month old pit puppy. Her one back leg is very injured - she won't put any weight on it and is trying not to move. Her nails are overgrown. No food/water. Visible spine/ribs. Wormy belly. Possible infected ear. And apparently her spine can't straighten out - like it's continually curved.
My friend gave them some food and water and spent some time loving on them. I called the local Animal Protective League (they have ACI's) and left a voicemail. I also called the County Dog Warden but their office doesn't have voicemail.
I really hope that they go investigate this and take those poor dogs. I broke out the official Officer W. name in the hopes that they would go faster. Last time I made a complaint to them they never called me back to follow up and let me know what happened. What should I do if they don't go out there within the next week? When is this considered an emergency that requires police intervention?
Please say prayers/wishes tonight for those poor dogs.