Dog curled up and died in dog house

Dog curled up and died in dog house and nobody even noticed

Garie Bowman recently made a disturbing discovery near his home in Baltimore, Maryland. According to Thursday’s WBALTV 11 News, on the other side of his fence, in the backyard of a neighbor who died nearly two years ago, were the remains of a dog who curled up in her dog house and died. Judging by the carcass, the dog died quite some time ago.

Bowman remembered the dog, whose name was Eleanor – he recalled her barking and then one day, the barking stopped. He assumed that the pit bull had been given away after her owner, George, passed away – it turns out that she was apparently forgotten in her back yard.

Reporters with WBALTV made contact with the deceased man’s family (who still lives at the house where Eleanor’s remains were found), they claim that Eleanor ran away back in 2015 and they never saw her again. Somehow, they apparently missed her body in their own back yard.

Link to video and interview with Garie Bowman here.

(Screenshot via WBALTV)

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    • Marissa says:

      I agree ! You live in the house for how long and you never go out in your yard to cut grass or anything ! Not buying it !

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    • Kris says:

      This is complete and utter B/S. How would you not notice the stench if nothing else. Bet they did not want her and just left her to die – which she probably did more of a broken heart than anything else. Not once in a week did anyone from the house go out back? B/S I hope these people are charged.

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  1. maxiemom says:

    The family, who apparently moved in after her human died, apparently didn’t forget her: they simply left her back there to starve because they didn’t give a damn. They inherited the house and the dog went with it along with everything else, but while they enjoyed the tv, fridge, sofa, etc., they couldn’t bother to even feed, walk, or do the minimum to take care of the dog, much less find her a new home. This scum needs to be charged with animal cruelty NOW, or better yet, left to starve on a deserted island.

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  2. Angela Corso says:

    I do not believe this excuse at all! Who does not notice a dog in their back yard? I notice a raccoon in my back yard. Despicable people! RIP little dog!

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  3. LESLIE says:

    The tears for this poor angels just keep coming. ….
    I hope these idiots are forgotten and they suffer a much more horrific death than poor angel Eleanor.
    Rest in peace Eleanor. …i will keep you in my heart

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  4. Helen says:

    This is so sad. Don’t people realize dying from starvation is a painful process. This dog deserved so much more. Whoever acted with such cruelty and indifference needs to be seriously punished. I advocate for street justice!

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  5. Miguel says:

    This is fucken bullshit, that family should be charged with a crime. When your dog goes missing, you look for it.. period. The first place you look is the fucking backyard. Piece of shit people

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  6. Viki Hood says:

    Charges need made on the people who took over the house or whomever ignored the poor pibble. Could be even real estate brokers should be charged. RIP Eleanor.

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  7. Darla says:

    My heart is breaking for Eleanor and how she suffered. I’m sure her person was watching from Heaven but there wasn’t anything they could do except welcome her with open arms when her suffering on Earth was over.

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  8. Julie Enos says:

    That breaks my heart that Elanore laid on her dog house wondering why no one cared to feed her. She cried herself to sleep and never woke up she starved or froze to death. I could not live with myself if I were those people.

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  9. susan says:

    I don’t by the bullshit story Eleanor ran away!!! This family knew she was out there and did this to her!!! Now they need to pay for what they did to Eleanor!!!

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  10. Barkley's Mom says:

    Oh yeah I believe “Eleanor ran away back in 2015 and they never saw her again” Obviously they cared so much about her they didn’t even check her dog house? The neighbor heard her barking why didn’t they?

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    • pennysdachshund says:

      You can bet NO Charges will be filed by the DA ( I can imagine what Nationality in Baltimore is responsible) these are NOTHING short of EVIL!! Also makes one wonder just How GEORGE DIED!!! Natural Causes!!! Maybe & Maybe NOT!!

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  11. Bunny Peters says:

    I don’t understand why these POS’s couldn’t simply take the unwanted furbaby to an animal rescue group.

    RIP angel. Those POS who abandoned you to die will rot in Hell forever for their cruelty.

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  12. Mary Ann Clark says:

    Put those people in jail! They deserve no mercy. This is the worst set of lies ever offered to get away with a horrible crime and I hope they did an autopsy on their dead relative!

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  13. Star Shelley (@shelleystar2) says:

    Cannot believe this story that this family moved in and never went into their back yard to just look around !!!!!! Surely they saw the dog house. My lord why,? How can these people be so cruel and so heartless. I am sure they enjoy the wonderful things their decease family member left for them. I wish them nightmares for the rest of their pathetic life with no peace in their hearts mine and soul. Rest in peace Eleanor, you are in a better place where you are taken care off and loved. Sorry these pathetic people call humans failed you.

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  14. kenneth says:

    i am so sick of reading all these animal abuse cases on a daily basis. it is tragic & disgusting. i would like to see a neighborhood watch instituted in every neighborhood around the country.
    that person would canvess their area, log who has pets, and keep a close watch on them . anything unusual, investigate,
    and if need be call in authoreties …………

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  15. Dee says:

    All on here. U got empty houses near u . go check. Ya never know. Get to know your older neighbors. They might just have a pet. They might just die. And sometimes pets are just left behind. So very sad

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  16. Tracy Whitcomb says:

    That’s a bunch of BULLSHIT!!!!! THey knew she was there just refused to help. They are culpable for this and deserve to be charged for her demise. THIS IS HORRIBLE!!!!

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  17. Nancy Raymond says:

    These so called ‘relatives’ just left that poor dog to die – what a bunch of sewer slime they are – NO WAY do I believe their piss poor excuses – Eleanor died because they could not be bothered to take care of her or even had the decency to take her to a shelter – these are the type of ‘humans’ that should be eliminated – total wastes of flesh and blood – I hope their house burns down with their useless asses in it.

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    • pennys dachshund says:

      Hear!!Hear!! ” while they be sitting out on the porch eating pork ribs, and corn” the poor dog is starving and thirsting, one of the most horrible deaths there can be ….. those Moronic Bastards need to be scalded to death like a lobster!!!

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  18. Dee pruitt says:

    I am so disgusted with what happened to this poor girl. Maybe I am just nosey, but if my neighbor passed away and i knew he had a dog, I would have made sure that dog was taken care of. Even if it was just for respect for my neighbor. This was cruel and utter disgusting neglect. Unexceptable . Decent human beings do not forget a helpless animal. To let her starve or freeze to death alone in a box. That poor girl should NEVER been outside in the first damn place ! Dogs are part of your family. And if you don’t feel that way , DON’T GET ONE !!!!!

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    • Dee pruitt says:

      And what really makes me sick….I live in Maryland !! 20 minutes from Baltimore. And that just makes me want to puke !!

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  19. Jossephine Frazier says:

    I don’t believe they didn’t know she was there either…bunch of busllsshitt worthless so called human being!

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