Two Totally Neglected Pit Bulls Have Been Rescued
An Animal Control Officer was dispatched to the location and quickly secured the black dog. After recovering the dog, he visited the home listed in the complaint. In the yard, he found another dog tethered to a tree. The officer wrote in the report, “The tether was wrapped around the tree and the canine had only about 3 feet of cable. The canine had no food or water and only had a plastic dog crate for a dog house. The crate was full of water and mud. The cable would not allow [the] canine to reach the crate or any food or water.”
No one was home, but the officer impounded the animals anyway. Both dogs were taken to a local vet and then the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter.
On January 8, the Animal Control Officer revisited the home and issued 4 citations to the owner of the animals, Elaina Green. She was given citations for Neglect (2 counts), No Restraint (1 count), and Tether Violation (1 count).
The two dogs appear to be thriving at the shelter. It is apparent by the before and after pictures that they are happy and gaining weight. These two boys (a black lab and pit bull) are the best of friends and stay side-by-side when they play outside. Their recovery won’t be easy as both of them are heartworm positive. Because of their ongoing medical needs, these boys will only be available to a Rescue Group. They will not be available for adoption through the GC Animal Shelter.
The staff assigned to Gwinnett County Animal Welfare and Enforcement Unit is committed to helping animals in neglect and abuse cases. Their care continues until all of them are safely rehomed. It’s heartwarming to see the progress these boys have made in such a short period of time.
To report any animal abuse case, please call the GCPD 911 Center non-emergency line at 770 513-5700. To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.crimestoppersatlanta.org. You can also text your tip to “Crimes” (274637). Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.