Illinois – In April, a dog named Onyx reportedly bit someone and was impounded by Winnebago Co AC for a 2 week period. Her owner said that Onyx had never bitten anyone before and expressed concern over what would happen to Onyx at the pound.
The owner went to pick the dog up in May and found Onyx covered in bloody lesions. In addition, the dog was emaciated, needed leg surgery and a toe had fallen off. The pound’s records indicate Onyx was examined by a vet 4 times during the 2 week period and notes were made indicating “the dog was covered in blood clots and dried blood”. But it’s all good:
Animal control says they don’t think they did anything wrong.
They say they will investigate whether the dog was mistreated if they need to, but at this point they feel all actions were appropriate.
Sometimes dogs just hurt themselves when they are caged, and their veterinarian didn’t see anything wrong with the dog.
Yeah, nothing wrong and everything’s appropriate but the pound did kick in $1700 toward Onyx’s vet bills and they dropped the dangerous dog investigation.
(Thanks Arlene for sending me this link.)