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Irvington Dogs Chained, Starving Behind Abandoned House

There is just no excuse for this. As if it isn't bad enough that such treatment of innocent animals goes on, but to go on for almost a year when people are aware of it and still, nothing is done .. that is just inexcusable. Thankfully the suffering of these two dogs is over but how many more are out there, suffering, day in and day out, that we don't even know about?

These two dogs were living a life of sheer misery for over a year in the city of Irvington, NJ. They were chained up in a yard of what we are told is an abandoned house with no food or water in sight, and very little shelter from the harsh elements. Both are around 2 years old and are skin and bones, and so neglected and uncared for. One of them even had his ears cut with what appears to be kitchen scissors and when it didn't go well, someone tried to sew up the horrible mess themselves. What a life . a sad, sad life.

Our AHS animal control officer went on the after hours call to retrieve the hungry and distressed dogs and bring them to the safety of our Newark facility. What he learned when he got there is beyond alarming, it's infuriating. He learned that calls were made to the city Animal Control regarding the state of these dogs and nothing was ever done for them. We're not talking one or two calls within the last week or two. We're talking call after call, from neighbors to passerby's, to even the bank that took ownership of the home, over a one year period. How can this happen? How can no one care enough to save these dogs from a fate worse than death? We've been asking ourselves this question for far too long now.

You may remember the recent story of a young Akita that our AHS officer went on the after hours call for several weeks ago. The Akita was being starved to death, literally. She curled up in the snow, between some garbage for warmth, to die. When our officer got to the residence and lifted this poor, dying dog into the van, he again learned that several calls were being made to the city of Irvington's Animal Control about the dog but again, no one came out to save her. By the time our officer got that Akita to the hospital, she passed away, It was a needless and senseless death and one that should never have happened.

Luckily it seems that these two dogs were saved in time. They will be thoroughly examined by our veterinarian and made warm and comfortable until the time comes that they are ready to find a wonderful home and a fresh start in life. Any medical care that they will surely need is paid for by our Res-Q Fund, which is always in need of donations. Please consider making a donation to our Res-Q Fund or by texting HumaneHelp to 41444 .

Something needs to change, and change quick. No animal should have to suffer in this way simply because people that are paid to protect them are not doing their jobs. We will update again soon on our new friends that are resting comfortably at AHS- Newark, and thank you, as always, for your support. File 18402-M and File 18403-M For information on these dogs, e-mail us


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