“A lot of dogs are in this condition,” a San Benito, Texas police officer told a concerned and worried animal advocate after a neighbor reported starving and severely neglected dogs in deplorable conditions that had wandering the area searching for scraps of food to stay alive. Everyday the neighbor tries to help and feed the dogs, but their physical condition steadily deteriorates:
“They are emaciated, severely matted and barely surviving! The neighbor posted for help! The owners saw her post and got extremely upset,” posted animal rescuer Leslie Ysuhuaylas. “The San Benito police was called and a report was made. Their response was ‘a lot of dogs are in this condition.’ They think this is acceptable! These dogs are dying slowly! These dogs need to be taken away! For them to think this is okay is the exact reason why there are so many neglect and abuse cases in the Rio Grande Valley! Please help get these dogs out of this house! There are three dogs in this house all in the same pathetic condition.”
According to local contacts, the only shelters in the area are high-kill facilities. There is, however interest from a local rescue group, but authorities need to cooperate; private citizens or rescue organizations can not just steal someone’s dog(s). As of this time, the owners have not agreed to surrender the dogs. Advocates are encouraged to call:
San Benito Police: (956)361.3880
Report number: 201700017724
Follow the discussion on Facebook by clicking here. Please share the plight of these desperate dogs with friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Should a rescue organization step up to help with the assistance and permission of local authorities, funds will be needed to help with veterinarian costs and rehabilitation.
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(Photo of dog in deplorable condition via Leslie Ysuhuaylas)
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