Investigators in Brevard County, Florida are searching for the owners of two emaciated dogs left to starve in a home in Grant Valkaria. According to the Facebook page of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, on Friday a concerned neighbor called authorities in reference to the apparently abandoned home.
When deputies arrived, they discovered a seriously emaciated and dehydrated dog. Sheriff Wayne Ivey wrote:
“Fearing for the safety of the animal, deputies recovered the endangered pet and immediately located another dog in similar condition. The dogs were left unattended in a confined and deplorable area without food, and only limited water that was in rusted and dirty containers,”
As the Sheriff’s Office Animal Cruelty investigator and Animal Enforcement officers determined, the owners intentionally abandoned and left the dogs to starve. Sheriff Ivey, a popularly known animal lover, is determined to help these dogs find justice:
“I am disgusted at how anyone can treat pets in this manner. To leave any animal in these conditions without the ability to survive is not only cruel, but unforgivable in my book,” Sheriff Ivey stated. “With the amount of loving citizens and resources available in Brevard County to help, there is NO reason this should have ever happened. I am extremely confident that between members of our team, the State Attorney’s Office, and our caring community we will identify, locate, arrest, and prosecute the monsters responsible for this criminal and evil act.”
The two dogs are both approximately one-year-old and have been taken to the BCSO Animal Care Center for immediate emergency treatment. While the conditions of the emaciated dogs are extremely critical, it is believed that both dogs will survive with medical attention, nourishment, and loving care by staff and volunteers. The goal is to help them recover so they can soon be adopted by a family that will actually love and treat them as they should have always been.
Anyone with information is asked to please contact Animal Services Specialist Doug Scragg of Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Animal Services via the Sheriff’s Office Communications Center at (321) 633-7162, or CRIMELINE at 1-800- 423- TIPS (8477).
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(Photos via Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Facebook)