Dog left alone for months in basement could soon be rescued

Dog left alone for months in basement could soon be rescued

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Neighbors of a Shoreline woman say her dog, named Lucky, has been locked up in the basement alone for months. They say there is feces and urine on the floor and no place for the dog to sleep. A man the neighbors identify as the owner's ex-husband comes by to feed the dog.

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by KING5.com

KREM.com

Posted on September 28, 2010 at 2:34 PM

SHORELINE, Wash. – A dog that neighbors say has been locked inside a home for months may soon be placed with a rescue group.

Animal Control officials say the dog's owner has contacted them and they are in negotiations to place the dog with a rescue group.

Neighbors say "Lucky" has been left alone in the home for months. Someone drops by to feed the dog, but other than that it has been locked in the basement.

Gerry Harris, who lives next door, is home all day. Harris says her neighbor hasn't been home for almost two months and Lucky has been locked in the basement the entire time.

"It is just unbelievable the stench the poor dog lives in," she said. "There's moldy feces all over the floor in there and he urinates in there, has no place to sleep."

Christine Lange of Animal Control said if negotiations with the dog's owner do not result in the dog voluntarily being placed with a rescue group, Animal Control is prepared to use the search warrant to remove him.
 

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