Malnourished and lethargic dogs dumped in Stuart
Stuart, Fl (treasurecoast.com) -The Martin County Sheriff’s Office is searching for the person or people responsible for dumping at least 10 dogs near a large field off Ault Avenue in Stuart.
Here are the details:
MCSO ANIMAL SERVICES RESCUES GROUP OF DOGS DUMPED IN PARKING LOT, DETECTIVES SEEKING INFORMATION ON THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE
They were filthy, matted, and eager to stay in their scattered pack. Despite their best efforts to hide from the unknown, Martin County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Officers, with the help from a citizen, were able to locate and rescue several of the dogs believed to have been dumped in a wooded area on Ault and Cove Road.
In total, nine of the animals, mostly female were safely taken into care, with one still on the loose. That one dog was spotted, but has been too frightened to be caught. Animals Services Officers are working to find the dog, and any others that may have been dumped in that location.
The Martin County Sheriff’s Office has opened a criminal investigation into the animal dumping. The dogs are a Lhasa Apso breed, mostly females with some males, ages 4-months to four years old. Besides for urine burns due to matting and filth, the dogs are doing well thanks to the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast.
The animals will not be up for adoption until after a criminal investigation is complete.
If you have any information on who may have done this, or you saw one roaming and took custody of it, please call the Martin County Sheriff’s Office at 220-7060. We have to account for just how many were abandoned.