By Sloane Quealy-Miner
Rock Falls, Illinois – Heartbreak over the needless death of yet another innocent pit bull whose name we don’t even know. This one year old baby boy, who I am now calling Pittie Doe, was found dead in a backyard, curled up in a cage on a small blanket with empty bowls. Snow had settled on his lifeless body.
The dog’s neglected body was found on March 24th by a worker hired to clean the property after the former tenants, owners of this dog moved more than a week ago.
Shockingly The Whiteside County Animal Control had been to the property looking for the dog after they received a call from the owner’s estranged wife who told authorities the dog was being neglected in the basement of the home. When The Whiteside County Animal Control Officers went to investigate, no one was home; they left a note.
The actions of the Animal Control Officers are inexcusable! Why wasn’t the outside property thoroughly searched? Why did they not look through windows in order to establish the house was vacant? If they had done this they could have then called police and or the owner of the property to gain access to the inside of the house immediately. Why can’t they do their job?
Pitty Doe never knew the touch of a gentle, loving hand. He was failed not only by his owners, but the neighbors who didn’t intervene, and finally by the animal control officers who turned their backs and walked away. Pittie Doe might have had a second chance if the responding Animal Control Officers had done their job. Their negligent actions could be responsible for the death of this precious baby boy and they should be called out for it.
STAND UP, SPEAK OUT!
IF NOT YOU WHO, IF NOT NOW, WHEN?
CALL TO ACTION:
CONTACT The Whiteside County Animal Control firstname.lastname@example.org
The Whiteside County Animal Control
1701 Industrial Park Rd
Rock Falls, IL 61071