AR-News: (OK - US) Mother dog in Shawnee,
OK needs help: Animal control rude/unhelpful
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Snugglezzz at aol.com
Mon May 3 20:18:16 EDT 2004
Please don't assume that someone else has answered this email or helped out.
There are times that things get posted on here and not one response comes
back. The more ideas, the more people advise, the better!! THANKS!!!
I've gotten a call from a woman that lives in Shawnee and is in a difficult
situation with a neglected nursing mother dog. I'm hoping some of you that
live in the Shawnee area may be able to help her, especially if you are familar
with the animal control/shelter system there. Also, I know some folks on
this list (not in Shawnee) have a lot of experience with domestic animal issues
in the area related to animal control and/or abuse. If you can offer help or
advice in any way, please contact Amy Wilson at (405) 255-4749.
The problem: Amy found a very emaciated dog in her neighborhood, took the
dog to a vet who said the dog was malnourished and dehydrated and probably
hadn't eaten for days. A neighbor came to Amy and said that the dog was his, and
that she was nursing a litter of puppies. Amy asked the man to prove the dog
was his, and he showed her the puppies--who immediately took to nursing from
the mother. Amy offered to give the man money for dog food, feed them
herself, or buy the dog and puppies from him, all of which he refused. She checks
daily on the dog, which never has any food or water, and the mother dog shares
a yard with a large boxer who apparently eats any
food she puts over the fence.
Amy contacted animal control for help. They were rude and unhelpful in
several ways, and she wants to advance on animal negligence/cruelty charges
but the animal control offices will not do anything.
Obviously a nursing dog is in immediate need of good nutrition and plenty of
water, so that need is dire. In addition, some form of legal action needs
to be taken to remedy the complete lack of support for animals in this area.
Please, if you can assist or offer advice in any way to Amy, especially
those in Shawnee, call her at (405) 255-4749.
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