According to Monday’s publication of the Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC) a woman has turned to social media with a heartbreaking story of alleged neglect at the hands of a pet-sitter. Justine Stinnett has utilized Facebook and Instagram to report the condition of a dog named “Lucky,” who appears to have been nearly starved to death.
According to Stinnett the dog was being cared for by a woman named Ashley Marie Davis. Stinnett claims that Davis was fostering the dog, but then moved away and left Lucky to die. On a YouCaring account which has been set up, the details of the alleged neglect are recounted.
The YouCaring Fundraiser explains:
She moved away and left him to die without contacting me to let me know. After missing his vet appointment I grew very concerned and suspicious. Nothing she said added up. When I was finally able to get him back I was in shock. After only a few weeks in her care he was almost dead. Skin and bones.
The skin and bones dog has been taken to a veterinarian for care, but he is apparently not doing well. Late Sunday, Stinnett posted an update to her Facebook page:
Ashley, wherever you are… I want you to know that I just received a call from the vet saying that Lucky may be going into heart failure. You had him for a month a 4 days. I trusted you… we all trusted you. You took a young, healthy, beautiful dog, and you broke him. You tortured him along with an older blind dog. They were defenseless. If you didn’t want them anymore all you had to do was say so. One call and I would have been there. Lucky and Simpson may not have a voice.
According to Stinnett, and investigation into this horrible situation is underway.