Jacksonville residents in Argyle Forest are outraged over a potential case of animal abuse in their neighborhood.Several neighbors stated two German Shepherd’s were left outside in a crate unattended for weeks. Jacksonville Animal Care and Protective Services were sent to the address prior after residents notified them of possible animal cruelty. The dogs could be heard crying off an on during the day and trying to get out of the cages which they were left in outside unattended for long periods of time.
Over the weekend one of the crates was put on the side of the road in the garbage and one of the dogs was found in a neighbors yard barely alive due to heat exhaustion and with wounds all over its body.
Jacksonville Animal Care and Protective Services was notified again and they were seen at the Boysenberry Lane residence early Wednesday morning.
Earlier this year we reported Florida lawmakers were trying to pass stricter animal abuse laws which would increase the severity of the crime, the fine and create an online registry for animal abusers. That bill died in the Justice Appropriations Subcommittee on May 5, 2017.
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