Thursday, July 25, 2013
Nearly a dozen dogs were abandoned at a Salina home when their owner moved out and left them behind.
Shelter staff at the Salina Animal Shelter say seven adult dogs and four puppies were left at a home in Salina for about a week with no food and no water.
"Makes us sick you know, it really does make us ill," Annette Cox with the Salina Animal Shelter said.
The occupants were renting the house. When the landlord stopped by to turn off the utilities, they saw the dogs and called the shelter.
"They did not need to have those animals if that's the way they're going to treat them when they move, treating them like a piece of property," Cox said.
The adult dogs are available for adoption starting Friday morning. The puppies will be available for adoption August 6. The shelter does not reserve dogs in advance.
Shelter staff says they are trying to track the dogs' owner down and they plan to press charges if they find them.