by No Dogs Allowed
San Antonio, TX - Seven dogs were left to starve to death after their owner became incarcerated a few weeks ago at a San Antonio residence.
Neighbors say the starving dogs became so desperate that they broke off their chains and raided neighborhood garbage cans in search of food; and one of the dogs ate another mutt that got pancaked in the road.
“Two of the dogs got run over, and then one of the dogs - the bigger dog – ate the little dog that got run over,” said a neighbor who wished to remain anonymous.
Neighbors say they called Animal Care Services several times, but were told that officers could do nothing because the homeowner was not there, and that they could not take the dogs without permission because they’re considered property under Texas law.
“They told me that they couldn’t take them because dogs were considered property,” said another neighbor who also wished to remain anonymous.
Finally, the homeowner’s brother, Patrick Carter, gave AC officers permission to take the dogs; so they took three and left two behind, for reasons known only to them.
Mr. Carter said he would take the remaining two dogs to a local shelter soon, and in the meantime is feeding them.
“They’ve been fed……they got a big bag of dog food in the house, we just bought it this morning,” he said.
If this story doesn’t make Animal Care services sound completely useless, I don’t know what does. Isn’t it AC’s job to cite people for animal cruelty and neglect?
Perhaps they should change their name to “Animal Don’t Care” services.
I wonder if they would have cared if these dogs had been pit bulls? Although that doesn’t matter too much in this case, because starving dogs are dangerous to everyone, no matter what the breed. They could easily snack on a child or a frail, sickly, or elderly adult.
Watch a video report here.