This is Lacey Sculls. Many of you already know that I've been rescuing dogs for 15+ years. Well, now I have come across some horrible animal abuse right in my own neighborhood. There is a squatter living in a house one street over from me. My husband, Jonny Sculls, and I recently learned that 3 dogs (1 English Bulldog and 2 Great Danes) have been living outside for about a year (which also is about their age, so they've known this misery their entire lives.) The electricity was cut from the house last winter, and the dogs’ owner spends most of the time away from the house and property - sometimes for days at a time, leaving the dogs to fend for themselves. The Great Danes and the English Bulldog have been constantly exposed to the rain, hail, cold, and extreme heat (more recently, we have had multiple back-to-back days of 100 to 110 degree temperatures). The dogs have been starved, and the white Dane has had a particularly rough time…he is deaf and also appears to be slightly blind, and has become emaciated. The dogs constantly have flies in their eyes and buzzing around their faces, they are constantly filthy, and there was diarrhea all over the yard (which can be seen through the wrought iron fence.)
I and several other neighbors approached the dogs’ owner multiple times, offering to take the dogs into one of our air-conditioned homes, or to put them in boarding at no cost to the owner. The owner refused to accept any help, and said “No” every time the offer was made. With the weather forecast predicting temperatures to reach 117 degrees this week in Las Vegas, the owner had left these dogs to die. I had no other choice but to call animal control.
When animal control confiscated the dogs, I was there with my husband, and we were able to see that the dogs had no food, their water was stagnant with only a couple of inches inside of a pot (used for cooking), that the Bulldog couldn't possibly reach. There were no dog bowls, no dog beds, or comfort of any kind. There were deep claw marks at all of the doors leading into the house - clearly the dogs were desperate to get in.
Now that animal control has the dogs, the next step is to get them out of the animal shelter. I have already been approved to take the dogs as soon as they've had their surgery to get neutered. The three dogs need a place to go though, and the Great Danes in particular are a bonded pair and need to stay together. I am already at the maximum number of dogs that I'm legally allowed to own, so my only option now is boarding. There is a very nice boarding facility with air conditioning and an indoor play-yard that is only 10 minutes from my house. Please help me raise the funds needed to get all three of them out of the animal shelter and into the boarding facility.
INTERESTED IN ADOPTING?
For those who might be interested in adopting the two Great Danes (both together), or the English Bulldog, please contact me. (Scroll down until you see the "CONTACT" button under where it says "Organizer"). All three dogs are males, and will be neutered, fully vaccinated, and microchipped before going to a new home. The Great Danes are each about one year old, and the English Bulldog is about three years old.
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Thank you so much in advance, for your kindness and generosity.