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Dogs Locked in Basement As Owners Leave

Animals  (tags: animalwelfare, animalcruelty, abused, dogs, ethics, extinction, crime, abuse, AnimalWelfare, AnimalCruelty, pets, sadness, rescued, suffering, animalrights, animals, dogs starved, dogs abandoned, starved to death )

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3 dogs were left to starve to death in the basement when owners left them. Please donate to help save them: Germantown Animal Health Clinic 1904 Dayton-Germantown Pike Germantown, Ohio 45327 Phone: (937)895-4707 Email:


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Michelle Matthews (287)
Monday August 16, 2010, 8:08 pm
Om my God, I cannot believe the cruelty and barbarism os some people. Noted and shared, thanks

Sharon R (137)
Monday August 16, 2010, 8:24 pm
OMG How HORRIBLE this is. Can we lock the owners in a basement too Please. I could cry for this poor dog.

gloria taylor (46)
Monday August 16, 2010, 8:40 pm
Did any of the poor babys live?? This doggy looks terrible, I want to lock them up with out food and water an see how they like it.. I hope they get in some kind of trouble for this.. It is sure animal abuse, this makes be sick...

Eyda Hernandez (97)
Monday August 16, 2010, 8:51 pm
I am ashamed to be part of the same species as these vile creatures!!!! DAMM THEM TO HELL!!!

Roseann d (178)
Monday August 16, 2010, 9:15 pm
Sounds like the former owners need to be locked up w/ no food or water.

jodi m (37)
Monday August 16, 2010, 9:28 pm
omg tey should be prosecuted

Laura H (964)
Monday August 16, 2010, 9:38 pm
The older I get the less I can tolerate humans...
I have to believe in karma~if I didn't I would go insane.
I am praying for these sweet babies...
noted with very angry tears...

Heidi w (19)
Monday August 16, 2010, 10:20 pm
the owners should be prosecuted and then punished to the full extent of the law.

Mandy M (13)
Tuesday August 17, 2010, 12:04 am
Noted, thank you Robyn.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 17, 2010, 8:51 am
Noted with great sadness and DISGUST.

Peggy A (109)
Tuesday August 17, 2010, 9:02 am
I think the police dept. needs to take a lot of the blame for this.The owner was already a low-life when he was arrested and taken to prison.They may have been in training for dog fighting and he did not want to have them found.The police should check a house if they arrest someone living alone.Who knows what could be there-dog,cat,reptile,fish,etc.they all would need to be found.

Vinnie m (333)
Tuesday August 17, 2010, 11:04 am
When this Scumbag went to Jail, he was allowed One phone call. I bet all he did was cry for someone to get him out and didn't even mention the dogs in the basement. Did somebody hear them and report it. I'm glad or they would all be dead.

Vinnie m (333)
Tuesday August 17, 2010, 11:12 am
BTW, I seen a show about Emaciated Horse cruelty on Animal Cops,in Houston. And Judge Kuchenski sent the Woman who didn't feed her horses to THREE Days in Jail with Water and One slice of bread a day. Don't mess with Texas. LOL

Heidi D (28)
Tuesday August 17, 2010, 12:22 pm
This is absolutely heartbreaking. There is NO punishment harsh enough for this. The owner should be locked in a cement room with nothing and then his carcass should be removed and dumped in a landfill after a few months have gone by.

Robyn L (80)
Saturday August 21, 2010, 8:09 pm
I have good news. Photos of the abandoned and starved Pit Bull, known at Lucian, sparked outrage and dismay among readers. It also sparked an outpouring of love and compassion.

Though the starved, young dog is not yet fully out of the woods, he is looking remarkably better. The photos, taken by veterinary staff at Germantown Animal Health Center, show the starved dog holding his head up, eyes clear, face alert.
It's amazing, and wonderful, to see what some good care, and a lot of love, can accomplish in just a short amount of time. Lucian remains at the Germantown Animal Health Center during the day, and is cared for during the night hours at the home of a veterinary technician.

Please keep Lucian in your thoughts and prayers as he continues on his long road to recovery. According to a statement posted by the staff at Germantown Animal Health Center, sufficient donations have been received to care for Lucian. The staff recommends that concerned animal advocates donate their funds to another needy dog through a shelter or rescue.

If you were hoping to donate towards Lucian's recovery, please remember that there are many other abused or neglected dogs across the nation that are in need of help. And always, remember to spay/neuter your pets and adopt your next companion from a shelter or rescue organization.
You can see a photo of him with his head up here:

Lucian has been able to stand up for a few seconds with minimal support. He has even taken a few steps. If you are on facebook go to the Germantown Animal Health Clinic Page for more updates and photos.
Thank you all for caring!

Robyn L (80)
Saturday August 21, 2010, 8:22 pm
The Humane Society is investigating. Hopefully they will find the people who did this to Lucian and his siblings and prosecute them. We have been assured that Lucian will not be confiscated and he will not be euthanized.
There is a Buddhist nun/monk who is trying to take Lucian away to a sanctuary. He doesn't belong in one though. He is not an unwanted dog. He has done nothing wrong so that he should be kept away from the public. I believe he belongs in a home with a yard, and laughter and love and all the things that a dog loves when he is part of a family.
Hopefully he will go to one of the tons of families who have expressed interest in adopting him.
Thank you for all the support!

Laura H (964)
Saturday August 21, 2010, 8:45 pm
Prayers are being sent and love is all around...
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