Last week, a Memphis, Tenn., man was arrested after a neighbor notified police that the man's dog and her puppies were severely neglected, reported WREG News.
The dogs' owner, Migel Martinez, is facing a charge of aggravated animal cruelty, and his female, pit bull mix was seized and taken to the Memphis Animal Services facility after a neighbor witnessed the dog burying her dead puppies who had starved to death.
The neighbor, who has not been identified, told the police that the mother dog was starving and unable to provide milk to her litter of puppies. The man claims that he tried for several days to get Martinez to care for the neglected family, but the request was not heeded.
Despite efforts to throw the starving mother dog food, the young puppies all died.
The neighbor captured the sad scene, a neglected, chained dog burying her dead babies, on video, and turned the evidence over to police.
Click here to watch the WREG News clip.
If you would like to continue receiving the latest dog related news, tips and advice, please click the "Subscribe" icon which is located at the top of this column.
It is free and anonymous to sign up For updates and further discussion, follow the National Dog News Examiner on Facebook and Twitter!
I am human; if you see a typo, please let me know. Questions, comments or story ideas can be emailed to Eims1@live.com.