I had Animal Planet on all night at work last night, they showed Animal Precinct almost the entire night.
I love Animal Precinct!
That poor German Shepard, her name was Sheila
was near death when they rescued her, the ticks had sucked her dry! It took them several days to remove them, she even had them between her toes!
The woman who "owned" her said she checked on the dog all the time, and she hadnt noticed!
How could you not notice? the animal had so many ticks on her, you could barely see her face!!!
Happy ending though...Sheila was fixed up and adopted, and the woman was arrested!
That poor dead dog, "Butch" (looked like a Great Dane?) had only passed away the day before they got there, those people also had birds, 2 cats, and a litter of 4 kittens (2 orange and white). The kittens were under a broken down table or shelf piled high woth crap, that looked like it was ready to collapse on them!
The people that had them had been visited the year before, they had only 1 poodle, the pooodle was groomed and given back, and they were told to take care of it and not to get ANY more animals!
Again, happy ending..ALL the animals were taken, cleaned up and treated, and adopted out! The poodles names were Chucky and Mary.
Then there was the dead horse in the street. Some guy had a collection of "exotic" animals...goats (exotic?), llamas, etc. and had the horse/pony for pony rides. The horse got colicky, and they put it down in the street because they couldnt get it to stand. This guy had another horse at his place, also sick and scrawny!
When they went to arrest him, he ran...took them 6 weeks to catch the guy...but they did!
Sorry to go on, but these people really amaze and disgust me!
I think they said it was Staten Island, but it happens everywhere and everyday.