It was 10 p.m. when a Newark Police Officer discovered this despondent duo tied to a fence next to the driveway at West Side High School. The AHS was alerted and Assistant Director Scott Crawford arrived at the scene to see a shameful abandonment of two helpless Pits.
Obviously the female had a terrible eye condition that needed to be addressed. Infection and entropion eyelids had made her life miserably handicapped. It took awhile for Crawford to safely remove them into the ambulance. Lexi, the female, was extremely anxious to be helped …. but Larkin was concerned for his safety as well as for his partner.
Upon their arrival at the AHS Newark shelter, it was noted that Lexi was wearing a Lehigh County (PA.) rabies tag and a Lehigh County, PA senior citizen tag. A call was made to the Health Dept. and to the Dog Warden. The tags traced back an individual in Eastern Pennsylvania. An effort was made to contact the individual but the number had been disconnected.
In the meantime, Lexi, the female American Staffordshire was taken in to the Medical Dept. immediately. The veterinarians needed to remove the discomfort she must have felt, and performed corrective eye surgery to improve her vision.
The pittie pair were separated during this time and after her convalescence, they were reunited and are enjoying southern hospitality at our Forked River facility in Ocean County.
Someone had owned these dogs … and they fell into the wrong hands. Lexi is a very sweet,outgoing lass. Larkin attacked and killed our cat statue in the cemetery -- so no other animals except Lexi should be in his life.
For more information, call AHS at 609-693-1900 or e-mail us and ask about Lexi and Larkin.
Thanks to contributors to our Res-Q Fund, extended veterinary care was given to Lexi and all other needy animals.