Abandoned dog rescued from vacant house

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) –   Animal Resource officers say they are pulling dozens of dogs out of vacant homes around Dayton, often left without food and water.

“It’s just cruel.” It’s the only way Angela Davis could describe the shock. Walking to a neighbor’s house, a friend told her that noises were coming out of a nearby vacant home. It’s where she found a puppy left alone.

“I went into the apartment to see if she was tied up,” Davis said. “She had a cable cord around her neck. There were some wires sticking out of it.”

In the same week, police were rescuing another dog from a vacant home. They say it’s becoming a serious problem in Dayton. People are leaving dogs leashed inside vacant houses, mostly to hide them from landlords or police. It’s not until neighbors make a complaint that the dogs are even found.

“People who don’t want animals to be found by law enforcement or don’t want their landlords to find out they have a dog frequently put them in a vacant property,” said Mark Kumpf of the Animal Resource Center. : “If you can’t keep that responsibility. If you can’t take care of a pet, see if there is somebody else that can or call the animal shelter. There’s a whole bunch of people out in this world that love animals and would love to take care of that dog.”

The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center says in a case like this, they ask people not to feed or try to save the animal. It gives police and animal rescuers the best chance to save the dog from the situation and find whoever put them there.

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