When the AHS received an alert with a miniscule photo of a dog in need, the Animal Control Officer immediately went to the scene.
The alert said: "We need your help and advise a friend of mine is working in the Housing Section of Newark - (address withheld). There is a female Pit; she is white and brown. She is emaciated and she is on a tow chain with no access to food, water or shelter. He has been sharing his lunch with her. She does not seem aggressive (wags her tail when she sees him). She has been there for over a month. No one has ever been seen with her and today with the nasty weather, she is laying the mud. He threw her a blanket. He spoke to an officer (not from AHS) last week who said he would have it taken care of. The poor dog is still there today. Please follow up & let me know what you can do for this dog. She is contained. She is on a chain.
Here is a picture. My friend threw her the blanket. That's why she has one. You will need bolt cutters".
This is the pathetic life of a solitary animal who was abandoned. Thankfully, the Housing employee shared a bit of lunch with the dog. Probably the short visit & a few morsels of food was what keeping her alive. Thankfully, someone took an interest in this dog that had been forgotten by those who should have brought her to AHS.
We call her Tina and she would be grateful to anyone who shows her a lifetime of love, a bottomless food bowl & her own blanket to make her feel wanted & secure.
For more information, call AHS at 973-824-7080 and refer to File 26367-F or you can email us. Your Donation will help us to give her all inoculations, spay her & include her in our vigorous adoption program.