Owner Arrested For Animal Cruelty!
Honolulu police and the Hawaiian Humane Society raided the Friends for Life animal shelter in Makaha early Wednesday morning. They rescued more than 270 dogs that were living in deplorable conditions. The dogs had very little food and water and the shelter was littered with feces.
Many of the dogs were emaciated and appeared to be malnourished. A number of the dogs were in need of medical attention and some had serious skin conditions.
It took all day and into the night for the Humane Society to evacuate all the dogs. They were all taken to the HHS for evaluation and any medical attention they need.
The owner of the shelter, David Moore, 60 has been booked on suspicion of second-degree animal cruelty. He has not been formally charged yet.
Police investigated complaints of animal cruelty at the shelter in 2015, but when they went to the shelter they were denied access. At the time they didn’t have enough evidence to get a warrant. This time they did.
Hawaiian Humane Society President and CEO Pamela Burns stated:
Our staff and volunteers are working diligently to provide them with immediate veterinary care and to ensure their comfort and safety. We are partnering with the Honolulu Police Department and the Prosecutor’s Office to investigate this case and pursue justice for these dogs.
If you’d like to help, the humane society is in need of supplies — such as crates, towels, puppy pads, shampoo, and detergent — and financial support for animal and foster care. Click here for more information.
They are also looking for volunteer veterinary technicians and/or veterinary assistants to help with the animals. Those interested should call 356-2232 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Article source: KHON Channel 2