Staff over at the Animal Care & Control have been finding work a little more stressful than usual, as they've noticed a disturbing increase in animal-abuse cases as of late. In the last several weeks alone, they've had to investigate four felony cruelty cases and even more over the last few months.
Animal Care & Control What kind of monster would abuse a puppy?
In one case, several dogs -- living in filthy conditions with no food or water -- attacked one of their own pack (probably due to hunger pains) killing one of the pups. But ACC is blaming the irresponsible owner who is now facing possible jail time for animal cruelty and neglect charges, according to investigators. In another recent case, someone allegedly tossed a dog from a second-story window, badly fracturing its hind leg.
While coping with that tragedy, staff then discovered a third dog who had been abandoned by trash on the street; the dog had starved to death, according to ACC.More »