Social media exploded on Facebook Saturday afternoon after a neighbor in Putnam, Florida posted photos and a description about two dogs being held in a wooden box in the 102 degree afternoon heat “steaming in their own waste and uric acid.”
Dozens of calls were made to the Palatka Police over the weekend, with animal advocates and neighbors concerned about the welfare of the two pit bulls. Complaints about one dog having been left tied to a tree and with no food or water and another dog being kept in a plywood box brought authorities out to the property located on Nellie Street several times, reports News4Jax.
On Sunday, authorities reported they were able to make contact with the dog owners and found the dog in the enclosure had access to water and neither of the dogs appeared to be in any distress.
Information from the police report has been forwarded to Palatka Animal Control and Code Enforcement to ensure all code rules are being followed. It is not known if authorities will be reinspecting the property or the welfare of the dogs.
A copy of the police report has also been sent to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals who were also notified over the weekend about the alleged neglect and abuse situation.
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