Jan 25, 2014

dogs-fighting-animal-cruelty-abuse-cold-temperature-freezing-truth-frequency-radio-chris-geo-sheree-geo-alternative-media-news-informationAccording to CBS’s local outlet, Pittsburgh Police rescued six dogs after they were left chained outside in the cold last Thursday. However, this isn’t the first time they’ve been called to that particular house.

“We’re quite familiar with these people,” said Animal Friends’ Chief Humane Officer Kathy Hecker.

Two adult dogs and four puppies, wearing heavy chains, were spotted on the hillside in the 6000-block of Apple Street.

“There was no food, no water, insufficient shelter,” said Hecker. “We just checked the temperature and it is 4 degrees, and it is expected to go down.”

 

The story gets worse, however: Not only were they left to fend for themselves in the cold, humane officers suspect they have been using them for dog fighting.

“They do have some wounds from some sort of encounter with other dogs, dog fighting it looks like,” said Dan Rossi, the executive director of the Animal Rescue League.

The only silver lining on this dark cloud of inhumanity is that the dogs seem to be in fair health and normal weight. In the temperatures they were experiencing, however, that wouldn’t have mattered.

“Subzero temperatures without heat, water, nutrition, we are talking a matter of hours,” said Rossi.

The owners will probably face animal neglect and animal cruelty charges, as well as having to give up all animals in the home and being prohibited from owning any animals in the future.

“We will fight to keep these dogs in our custody,” said Hecker. “With every citation when there is circumstances like this, you don’t leave a skinny puppy out like this when the wind chill factor is below zero.”

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