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Dogs Taken From Owner Because of Abuse and Neglect

The Humane Society of Pulaski County gets another call to rescue animals from abuse and neglect.
The Humane Society of Pulaski County gets another call to rescue animals from abuse and neglect.

This time they picked up nineteen dogs and two birds, bringing the total this month to over a hundred.

Thanks to your generosity these animals are being taken care of. But there is something else you can do to help.

In all of Kay Simpson's years with the Humane Society of Pulaski County she's never seen animals abused or neglected this bad. "It looks like almost like someone took a scalpel and cut the hair and you can see big places of skin and hair hanging."

Simpson says these animals came from a home in Tull in Grant County with no electricity or running water.

Many of the dogs are just barely alive, six others aren't that lucky. "We found one dead in a taxi he had already started decaying and the inside had a claw marks like he was trying to get out before he died," says Simpson.

The woman responsible for the animals says she became ill and hasn't been able to care for them for the past couple of months. After looking at the animals Simpson doesn't buy that. She believes this is all for money, selling off the puppies and allowing the other animals to live in very unhealthy and unsanitary conditions.

And Simpson says dog lovers can stop this from happening. "Anybody that buys a puppy without seeing where it lives is a fool, that is the first red flag."

The Shelter barely had room for dogs and they simply had no room for birds so they called someone in to help. With animals in the hallway, rest rooms and offices of the Humane Society, Simpson may not have space if this happens again anytime soon.

Cruelty to animals is a misdemeanor, Simpson says if it were a felony that would probably deter people from neglecting and abusing animals as well.

Simpson was alerted of the incident by the Marshall in Tull. According to the Marshall the owner of the dogs, Renee Lynn, was cited for 28 counts of cruelty to animals.

Now keep in mind your donations of money and services are still needed. Contact the Pulaski County Humane Society at 501-227-6166.
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