A group of squatters had taken over a bank-owned house in Linden. The AHS Newark facility was contacted by the City of Linden regarding a dog tied up in the basement.
AHS Animal Control Officers Orlando Delgado and Yuri Nowicki arrived at the scene. The squatters refused to answer the door and so members of the Linden Police Department and Health Department were on the scene while AHS ACOs entered the premises. They saw a handsome Pit Bull in utter desolation and filth.
Bowls were present with nothing in them. This was his existence - day and night - living in isolation under squalid conditions. The sewerage pipes had backed up. The dog would have been in further danger by trying to survive in the grimy conditions that were occurring.
We call him "Brook" He is a sweetheart who has a minor dermatitis skin condition that is presently being examined by our Medical Staff thanks to the Res-Q Fund.
Brook is at the Newark shelter and deserves a loving and caring home -- something he hasn't had in a very long time.
For more information, call AHS at 973-824-7080 or e-mail us and refer to File 131532-M.