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The Evil Species Strikes Again: Animals Found Abandoned and Tied-Up Outside As Irma Approaches

MERRIS BADCOCK: ‘Officials are calling it animal cruelty like they’ve never seen before. As Hurricane Irma’s outer bands inch closer to Palm Beach County, animal control officers said they are hustling to rescue abandoned animals. And these aren’t pets who are just being left inside, Director of Animal Care Diane Suave said. “They are left in a yard, in a pen they cannot escape from or tethered to trees or poles,” she said. Palm Beach County Animal Care reports animal control officers have rescued 49 dogs and two cats in the last 48 hours. This latest update comes just one day after local animal officals reported finding dozens of dogs chained to trees and parked cars. “Even a tiny bit of sand can hurt an animal when it’s traveling through 100-plus mph winds,” Sauve said.

… Sauve said officials will use every paper trail imaginable to track down animal cruelty offenders. “It’s unconscionable,” she said. “We will not stand for it here in Palm Beach County”.’ SOURCE…

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