Greenville, NC – One heartbreaking photo is causing a furor on Facebook right now – one frightened dog, sitting alone atop a dog house in a locked kennel.
It is reported that the photo was taken by a woman who was concerned about the dog – she knew that the family had evacuated, taking a puppy with them (a new puppy, reportedly able to come inside with them as opposed to this outdoor dog).
The address where this particular dog is located isn’t known – only that the property is somewhere on Old Courthouse Drive in Greenville.
This dog is one of how many? How many families have evacuated their 2-legged members and abandoned their dogs?
How many dogs weren’t seen by a concerned neighbor – their sad, frightened images aren’t circulating on Facebook.
Dogs Deserve Better has been inundated with requests to help dogs who are outdoors. They have issued a request to all of their followers:
A favor to ask – if you know of a chained dog in the hurricane’s path and their family will not bring them inside, offer to let the dog bunk at your place just until the storm passes. After, contact us (email@example.com) and we can work on getting the dog off of the chain permanently. DDB is getting a lot of requests for chained dogs in the path of Irene, and we just cannot move as fast as the hurricane.
As for the dog in this photo – the information is only as reliable as the wildfire land of Facebook land allows.
Most will ask the obvious – why didn’t the photographer take the dog? The postings indicate that she is 9 months pregnant and was worried about getting to the dog safely as there may be power lines down.
Has anyone been contacted? The postings indicate that the animal control and fire departments have been notified. However, they are inundated and this is relatively “far down” on their to-do list.
Hopefully someone will get to this abandoned dog and he will be okay – all one can do at this point is hope.
If you see a dog in this situation and are able to assist – please do.
These dogs – left behind – have no means of helping themselves…all they can do is wait.
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