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Rescue organizations already have so much to deal with when it comes to saving animals from horrific situations. The last thing they need standing in their way is the local authorities. For Guardians of Rescue, however, that is exactly what happened during their attempt to remove an animal who clearly was being used for dog fighting in Appling County, Georgia. After an Animal Control Officer from a neighboring county provided Guardians of Rescue with photos of a dog in poor condition, a welfare check was issued. The deputy from Appling who performed the initial check on the dog was seemingly was not interested in ensuring this poor girl’s well-being. Just from looking at the photos provided by the animal control officer you can see the dog is in need of medical attention.

 As Guardians of Rescue explains, according to the responding deputy of Appling County, GA, this dog showed no signs of neglect or cruelty when he saw the condition of this poor dog; in his opinion, the dog was “fine.” The deputy admitted, according to the Guardians, that the dog was “underweight” but that the owner’s answer for that was she had just had a litter of puppies, but they all had “froze to death” in the last cold front. 

The Guardians further explained that “it was no secret to anyone in the community that there was suspect breeding and fighting dogs housed on the property.” However, the Appling deputy refused to view the other dogs that were housed there, “saying if the property owner gave permission to take the dog, he would do so, otherwise there was nothing he could do.”

The property owner’s son reported the dog had merely been in a scuffle and was already being treated for her injuries. All signs point to what really happened here – this poor dog was the victim of dog fighting and was no longer of use. When pressed about the clear injuries by numerous people, the deputy stood by his assessment that the dog was fine and not in any pain because she “wagged her tail.”

Thankfully, after a few days, the elderly property owner finally reached out for help and allowed the dog to be released for care. This sweet pup has been at the veterinarian for nearly a month – clearly indicating she was not “fine.” Now Guardians of Rescue want to know how this massive failing could have happened.

 

Guardians of Rescue has officially launched an investigation into this situation and will be working to bring about change in terms of animal welfare to Appling, GA. This county is a hot spot for animal cruelty but much of it is being pushed under the rug or simply ignored by local authorities.

We look forward to seeing Guardians of Rescue get to the bottom of this disturbing situation and that the deputy, who was given the role of protecting innocent lives, removed. Animals depend on us to be their voice and to betray that trust is appalling, especially from an officer of the law.

It certainly took a village to get this sweet girl the help she needed, which is why as animal lovers we can’t sit around thinking someone else will take care of the issues. We all need to play a role, no matter how small, in rescuing animals in need who are left to suffer needlessly. Whether it’s in the form of a monetary donation, supplies, volunteering, fostering, reporting abuse, neglect or dog fighting, transporting, or sharing – it all helps in making a difference!

To learn more about Guardians of Rescue, click here.

Image Source: Guardians of Rescue/Facebook

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0 comments on “Suspected Fighting Dog Whose Puppies Froze to Death Finally Gets Rescued After Animal Control Failed to Act”

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Kate
15 Days ago

The south in general is a hard place for animals although clearly there are many kind and caring people. Animal control people are hire by the city and sometimes people just get moved around for convenience. I worked for the city of Boston for while. All ACO\'s are not like this one though. She clearly was not fine but I am very happy that she is now. IT will take a change in attitude and education to get rid of those dog fighters. I hope they all suffer in some form or other and basically live in hell before they die.


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KO KULL
15 Days ago

IF ANIMAL ABUSERS COULD BE PUNISHED BY STAUNCH ANIMAL RIGHTS ADVOCATES SUCH AS MYSELF, THEY\'D BE BLINDED, TONGUES SLICED OUT OF THEIR MOUTHS, HANDS AND FEET SAWED OFF AND THEY\'D BE STERILIZED, (JUST FOR FUN!) PEANUT BUTTER SCHMEARED ALL OVER THE REMAINING BODY PARTS...& LEFT ALONE SOMEWHERE IN THE WILDERNESS... IN A BEAR\'S DEN FOR THE CRITTERS TO ENJOY A "GREAT MEAL".


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Sharon
15 Days ago

Maybe the officer was also involved in dogfighting. Fire the scum


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John PASQUA
16 Days ago

ALL GREAT PEOPLE AT GUARDIANS OF RESCUE TO SAVE THIS IMPORTANT DOG TO RECOVER.


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Kathleen Hill Thompson
16 Days ago

the officer should have to live the life that poor dog did, and then he should be fired. Do something so this does not happen again and find the other dogs that were on that property


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CJ
16 Days ago

Believe the article said the property was suspected to be part of a dog fighting operation, didn\'t the animal control officer have any clue about that and yes what happened to the rest of the dogs and why hasn\'t anyone asked the owner of the property how in hell the puppies were left outdoors to freeze to death? The Animal Control Officer or authority who responded that the dog was okay and the situation seemed fine needs to be fired!!!!!!


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suskiru
16 Days ago

This is why I have lost all respect for cops. They are useless and could care less about anything but themselves. Thank god for the people and Guardians rescue!


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Jenny
16 Days ago

What happened to the other dogs that supposedly lived at this same residence? Were they saved as well?


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Kay Warren
16 Days ago

WHOEVER let this dog suffer & who let the puppies freeze to death needs to be prosecuted & held responsible.
NO ANIMALS SHOULD HAVE TO SUFFER LIKE THIS AT THE HANDS OF HUMANS.


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karen warner
09 Apr 2018

Some humans just are an embarrassment to other humans.



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