An emaciated dog was discovered on Wednesday locked in a closet in Oklahoma City for what authorities believe to have been two weeks. He had been locked in an apartment unit after the tenant had been evicted and changed the locks.
According to AbcNews6, cleaning personnel entered the vacant apartment to clean it, and heard noise coming from the closet. When they opened the door, feces was everywhere, and the dog had no food or water. Forever Yours Dog Rescue has stepped forward to help, dubbing the one-year-old pooch, “Clark Kent.” Executive director of the organization, Michelle Owens posted on the group’s Facebook page:
“… He is currently at Animal Wellness Clinic. He had blood work yesterday. He is heartworm negative thank goodness. His feet are flat due to lack of nutrition and exercise. Clark is around 1-year old and will be in the animal hospital for a few more days. We will need a foster home for him when he is released.”
The dog should weigh between 40 to 45 pounds and weighs less than half at this time. Michelle believes the former owners of the dog purposely intended the dog to die of starvation – why else would they have locked him in a closet and changed the locks on the apartment door when they left? The dog is currently recovering at the Animal Wellness Center in Oklahoma City and is being fed several small meals a day.
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(Photo screenshot of emaciated dog via AbcNews)
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