An animal cruelty investigation is underway in Charleston County, South Carolina. A mother dog was found abandoned and emaciated along with her two puppies posted the Charleston Animal Society on their Facebook page in a press release. The organization is hoping to to provide information and educate the public that abandoning a pet is a crime.
The mother dog, a spaniel mix now dubbed Unique, weighed only 22 pounds when rescued; a dog of her breed and size should weigh at least 40 pounds.
“It’s sad that her puppies weighed more than she did. She is slowly recovering, and the puppies are doing just fine,” stated Charleston Animal Society Director of Anti-Cruelty and Outreach Aldwin Roman.
“These cases are a snapshot of the sad reality we are dealing with every day,” said Charleston Animal Society CEO Joe Elmore. “We want people to know that there is no excuse to allow the animals you’re responsible for to get into this condition. Our community has many resources where animal owners can turn for help.”
In addition to being so skinny, one could fit their hand around her spine. She will also be treated for heart worms.
And it’s not as if the Charleston Animal Society doesn’t reach out to the community to help people in dire need to keep their dogs and provide help and assistance. There is an online Animal Resource Center at www.CharlestonAnimalSociety.org to help families with their pets. Through June, Charleston Animal Society offered help to 1,379 families in our community.
It is never right to abandon your pet. Animal cruelty and neglect charges are pending against the owner.
(Photos of emaciated dog via Charleston Animal Society Facebook)
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