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Animals in Duress PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 11 July 2012 21:22

Clark County Sheriff Deputies and Humane Society officers were called to two locations to investigate reports of animal neglect on Wednesday, July 4th.
New Carlisle Fire Lt. Elkins notified deputies that two dogs had made their way to the fire house.  Elkins located the owner’s address from the dog tags and found the door open, no one home and no food or water for the dogs.
Deputies responded to 318 N. Scott St. and found the dogs had not been let out for several days and the home was filled with excrement.  The residents arrived soon after and stated that she could not let the dogs out because the fence had been damaged by the storms the previous weekend.
“We found evidence that the dogs had not received proper attention well before the storms hit,” said Sgt. Kristopher Shultz of the Clark County Sheriff’s office. 
A male resident became abusive to a TV news crew that was on the scene and was handcuffed and placed in a cruiser to prevent further problems.  He was later charged with disorderly conduct.
The dog warden determined that the dogs should be removed from the residence, as permitted under Ohio Revised Code.  A female resident was pleading with the warden and with deputies to prevent the taking of the dogs and became so upset that medics were called.
While officials were investigating this case, another call for animal neglect came in and deputies and the dog warden responded to 212 Slayton Dr. in Park Layne.
David Snavely, the landlord of the Slayton home, reported that he had received complaints from neighbors that dogs had been barking continuously since Sunday.  He said that he entered the home and the stench made him violently ill.
Snavely said he entered the home and found two adult dogs who were probably overheated and five puppies in the bathroom.  He said that none of the dogs had food or water.  He also stated that the electricity was turned off over a month ago.
“This is not right,” said Snavely.  “Animals depend on us for their care.  This is intolerable.”
Neighbors reported that no one has been in the home since Sunday, and no resident came to the home while officials were on the scene.
“We will leave a 24-hour notice,” said Shultz.  “If the resident doesn’t respond, the dog warden will get a court order and remove the dogs from the residence.”
Snavely said that rent on the property has not been paid since May and that he would be instituting eviction proceedings.

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