Officers Rescue 11 Abandoned And Neglected Dogs


When Robert Michael Allen, a Lawton, Michigan landlord, called the police because he had heard excessive barking in one of his apartments, he didn’t expect authorities to find almost a dozen abandoned and neglected Chihuahua mixes.

After arriving to the building, the officers broke in the apartment and found 11 dogs who were all in the worst condition, according to Sgt. Ron Douglas.

“Upon executing the search warrant, we found 11 dogs inside a one-bedroom apartment. They did not have any food or water, and there was feces and urine about the apartment.”

Allen told Van Buren County Animal Control that a 56-year-old woman was living in the apartment with her sons. She moved out a month ago, while they stayed in the flat for a few more weeks. However, when the sons decided to move out, they left the poor dogs to die.

Luckily, Allen didn’t ignore the barking and helped save the dogs. Additionally, he gave a home to one of the pooches who was suffering from severe malnutrition. Since he was the smallest dog in the pack, he wasn’t able to fight for the food – if there was any in the apartment.

The authorities are still searching for the irresponsible owners who will be prosecuted. If you have any information regarding this case, don’t hesitate to contact the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office at 269-657-3101, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-342-7867, or Silent Observer at 269-343-2100.

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