North Versailles, PA – Animal control officers made a gruesome discovery on Friday. The bodies of 2 dead dogs were found inside of an abandoned home in North Versailles.
According to a friend of the owner of the home, the owner left, but would come back on occasion to check on the dogs…by the sad outcome, it is apparent that the dogs’ owner did not return frequently enough to prevent their death.
One dog survived and the friend that showed up to the house took that dog away. The “friend” stated that people would drop dogs off at this abandoned property. Why individuals abandoning dogs would consider an empty house as a safe haven is baffling.
Animal control officers know the owner of this house – the owner is a “frequent flyer” – a term common to law enforcement. In other words, this was not the first time that there had been problems with this individual.
According to Humane Society Police Officer Cathy Bricker, the owner will face animal cruelty charges.
Readers have seen many cases of dogs abandoned at homes – Chamberlin and Lucien are two extreme cases that come to mind.
Dog owners – if you are facing hard times and must leave your home, abandoning your pets in a locked, vacant house is not better than surrendering them to an animal care facility of some sort.
While dog owners may state that they do not want their animal to be “put down” at a shelter, they must realize that a long, slow starvation process is not better – it is not more humane. One look at the photos of Lucien or Chamberlin’s emaciated bodies is testament enough to that fact.
If you are a neighbor of someone that has moved away from their home and you know that they were pet owners, please check to ensure that no dogs or cats (or any other living creatures) have been left behind. If you suspect that pets are locked inside, please call the local police and/or animal control as soon as possible.
At this time, this particular homeowner/dog owner’s name is not being released.
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