A dog in Hazleton that had been left on the roof of a home for several days with no reports made to authorities by the owner has been returned to her owner. Firefighters were able to rescue the dog on Sunday.
According to PAHomePage, neighbors stated the dog had been sitting there in the rain and hot sun for days with no food or water. Hazleton Police Chief Jerry Speziale said the owners had called authorities that same day to report their dog had been stolen. When authorities arrived at the home on South Street, they heard whimpering and crying but could not place the location of the sounds.
Firefighters arrived at the home and were able to find the dog on the second floor roof where she apparently climbed out of an open window. Neighbors, however are extremely upset the dog has been returned to the owner, claiming neglect and referencing disturbing images of the same dog tied up to a fence post in 2015 after the home had been condemned. The dog was reportedly removed from the home twice by Luzerne County SPCA. Subsequent enforcement had been followed up by Hazleton City Code Enforcement.
The owner of the dog, identified on Facebook as “LaNegra Chula A” appears to be repeatedly breeding the dog and selling the puppies at $300 each.
The dog was examined at an animal hospital and returned to the owner. The Luzerne County Animal Control has been notified. The photos have gone viral with animal advocates notifying authorities and asking for an investigation involving animal neglect and cruelty.
(Photos via screenshots PA Home Page, Facebook)
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