Earlier this week, a young dog, severely neglected and skeletal, was found discarded in an alley in West Palm Beach, Florida. According to WPTV News, the matted dog was weak and near death when Chuck Kendrick found her not far from a discarded pink crate in Old Northwood.
Saving the neglected dog
Kendrick picked up the frail dog and rushed her to an emergency veterinarian for care. Thanks to fundraising by the Old Northwood Neighborhood Association, over $3,000 has been donated for the abandoned dog’s care. Matt Chambers, the creator of the fundraiser, told the news agency:
“We’re going to turn a really wrong into a right, and it shows you people care, people come together when you need it.”
Officials speak out
Capt. David Walesky with Animal Care and Control wants to remind the public that dumping pets is unacceptable:
“There’s really no excuse to abandon an animal. You need to come forward, you need to turn it in and do the right thing and allow somebody else to care for that animal if you’re not able to do so.”
(Images via WPTV News)
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