Emaciated dog locked in plastic container and abandoned in motel room

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Police in Roswell, Georgia discovered a small dog locked in a plastic container with no food or water and abandoned in a motel room on Wednesday afternoon. The Chihuahua mix had been left in a Studio 6 Motel located on Old Dogwood Road and discovered when housekeeping entered the room to clean.

The personnel who discovered the dog stated he was “emaciated and malnourished.” The pup was transferred to the Chattahoochee Animal Clinic and is receiving treatment. Police said the dog had been locked in a Tupperware plastic container and left  inside a drawer;  the dog had no access to food and water

“We are in the news once again. Great news is that the pup has had a great rebound and is under the care of a rescue!”

According to the AJC, police have issued a warrant for Alton Coates, 38; he is wanted for aggravated animal cruelty. Anyone with information about Coates is asked to call 911 or Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404.577.8477.

The dog has been transferred to Fulton Animal Control where he already has a new family waiting to adopt him.

(Photos screenshots via AJC and Facebook)

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9 replies
  1. J. Martin says:

    The heartless POS needs to be locked inside a sealed container (a nice enclosed space so they find it hard to breath). NO food/water. Take them somewhere .. no one goes and leave them there. Assholes like this don’t deserve to live.

  2. Adrienne says:

    Do the same to this scum and make sure the lid is on tightly and surround it in zip lock plastic bag where no air gets into it.

  3. Nancy Raymond says:

    Another waste of space – a ghetto maggot who will never get the true justice he deserves – Alton Coates is running like the spineless hunk of sewer sludge he has proven himself to be – sure you dumb bastard, pick on a tiny dog who cannot defend itself – that is what you animal abusing punks do – anyone that could kick you across the room you would never confront – I pray there is an 18 wheeler in your near future who will splatter your useless butt all over a six lane highway – you deserve no less.

  4. Dana says:

    What a sick deranged piece of shit. I’m so sick of these animal cruelty cases and all the heinous crimes committed to voiceless dogs. These monsters get a slap on the wrist and often these poor animals are dead damaged for life.Find this disgusting man and expose him, fine him, throw his ass in prison and ban him from ever owning another animal.
    This is why I have so much hate in my heart, cruel bastards like this make me sick to my stomach!
    So glad the little fella survived and found a loving home… Happy tails


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