Thursday, August 3, 2017

A Dog's Life of Starvation `by Legal Pub

This is not unique to Tennessee.  Nino's tale is common in all parts of the country.  The simple truth is that humans sometimes exercise poor judgment when it comes to their pets.  We have all heard of the story of animals being left in a hot car. These stories almost garner as much attention as the death of a child locked in a hot car.  Well, Nino's story is similar but it occurs in a back yard.

You see, Nino was discovered after law enforcement received a call about a dog left in a backyard.  Authorities discovered that Nino was in bad condition and his survival doubtful. He was literally skin and bones with no visible fat. In sum, Nino was nearly starved to death.  Fortunately, he was taken into the care of the Memphis Animal Services and is now doing well.  The good news is that his appetite, sleep and stamina have returned to normal. .
The bad news is that the police have arrested Kellen Jones, 27, who apparently was the owner of the dog. Jones allegedly told police that he could not afford to take care of the dog.  (Jones apparently had been away for as much as three months)  Photos suggest it is a miracle that the dog survived.  Jones is charged with felony animal cruelty. Video Link.  He is of course presumed innocent until otherwise proven in a court of law.