Update 12:15 p.m. PST: Initial elation from readers who learned that the gaunt pup "Dutchess," was seized from her owners has just been dashed as yet another development has taken place. The following information was just released from the rescue agency who attempted to help:
UPDATE:.. WE ARE SICK..
Update on Dutchess the Emaciated Doberman. This is the bottom line. Animals are considered Property. Until this Law is changed Nothing will change for these animals to get them the proper protection.
I personally called the head of Broward Animal control. Dutchess was taken to the vet in Hollywood. She received medical treatment for Hook worms. And vaccines. Animal Control has no choice but to Return the dog to the owners. Animal control will be monitoring the dog and the situation as we will be. This breaks our hearts to no end to deliver this news to you.
Animals are considered property. Property of the owners who are complying with the law. Please stop your calls as this will get you no where. If you want change it must be in the state legislature to change the laws for these suffering animals. We will continue to be the eyes for Dutchess we will not forget or walk away. Amy & the 100+ Team
On Tuesday, the photo of a gaunt, young dog who appeared too weak to move, was posted on the Facebook page 100+ Abandoned dogs of Everglades Florida.
The photo quickly went viral on the internet, reaching thousands, and prompting the local authorities to visit the residence located on the 1600 block of NE 17th Ave.
On Tuesday evening, officers from the Ft. Lauderdale Police and Broward Animal Care and Control visited the home and their initial assessment was that the dog was underweight, but the owners had done nothing to break the law.
On Wednesday morning, that initial decision to leave the dog at the residence was changed.
The 100+ Abandoned dogs of Everglades Florida just posted the following update:
This dog was finally removed from the Property by Animal control.. Your voices have been heard! Power in Numbers! I have called the ac officer to see how we can take this dog in under our rescue. I will keep you all Posted. Thank you to Maureen Darly the officer who physically removed this Dog from the Cruelty it was forced to Endure for 1 second too long. Amy & the 100+ Team!
Prior story at this link.
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