Target: Mark Brnovich, Attorney General of Arizona
Goal: Ensure owner is charged and punished for allegedly severely neglecting dog and nearly starving it to death.
A 14-year-old dog is receiving intensive care after reportedly being brought to a shelter by the owner who told the staff to euthanize her. The Lhasa Apso mix was nearly starved to death and was suffering from a maggot infestation caused by matted fur that had trapped fecal matter. The matted fur was so bad that the dog wasn’t able to defecate normally. Shelter workers say they couldn’t even touch her because she had so much debris and burrs in her fur. She’s partially blind from eye infections and has dental disease. Despite the need for more surgery, including dental extractions, the dog is expected to recover.
Photos show just how much suffering this bony dog has endured. Reports say that the owner may face charges. There’s no excuse for such extreme neglect. The owner was capable of bringing her to a shelter to be euthanized, so he or she would’ve been capable of feeding the poor animal, or even finding it a new home. Please help bring this poor dog justice by urging authorities to make sure the owner is charged and given the most severe punishment possible.
Dear Mr. Brnovich,
A dog with signs of horrendous neglect was reportedly brought to a shelter to be euthanized, but is receiving intensive therapy. The dog was reportedly starved nearly to death, had a maggot infestations from matted fur and feces, and she’s partially blind from infections.
There’s no excuse for allowing her to suffer so badly and for such a long time. We urge you to help bring this innocent animal justice by giving the owner the maximum penalty possible.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Pima County Animal Care Center