When Newark residents heard several dogs barking in a neighbor's backyard, the AHS was contacted to further investigate. When ACO Lamar Williams arrived on the scene, neighbors advised that the dogs had been left in the yard and they could not recall the last time they saw the owner. No food or water was found in the yard.
All dogs were picked up by ACO Williams who brought them to the Animal Emergency & Referral Associates. Seven were then discharged but one female puppy was barely responsive and was euthanized.
The remaining Mastiffs were brought to AHS shelter in Newark where they immediately went into the Medical Dept. due to their conditions. Each dog was given an individual exam and each was in terrible physical condition and each dog suffered from entropion eyelids which is a painful condition. All animals were painfully thin, had conjunctivitis and untreated skin conditions. The AHS contacted the NJ SPCA. No action has been taken to date.
The dogs have been at AHS for 3 weeks and now it is time for these dogs and our shelter to get on with making a difference in their lives. They have been sent to our Forked River facility where they will have more veterinary care, more space to enjoy the outdoors and will be able to flourish in a new setting.
Each Mastiff will be sent to a veterinary care facility to have the entropion and cherry eyes corrected. They will also be altered.
AHS is in need of donations to our Res-Q Fund as the physical condition of the dogs need to improve with continued intensive care by the veterinarians. You can also text to donate: Humane Help to 41444. For more information, call 609-693-1900 or e-mail us.
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The owner is trying to have these dogs returned to him.