A Cry for Help: Starving Dog Trapped in Abandoned Missouri Home

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My stomach is turning after happening across this story tonight. A pit bull and her puppies have been stranded in an abandoned home in Bonne Terre, MO. The dogs were left behind when the owner of the home was sent to jail. That was nearly four weeks ago.

Distressed neighbors have made calls to local authorities with no success. “I’ve called the Humane Society in St. Louis,” neighbor Gary Manser says. “I’ve called the Humane Society in Farmington. I’ve called the Sheriff’s department to try and get some help to see if somebody could come over here and take this dog out of that house, and nobody has done nothing. And I’m just at my wit’s end about it.”

A near skeletal pit bull is visible in the video below. No food or water is available to the dog, and it is my fear that unless someone like Hans Petersen shows up, we may be reading another bad news story in a matter of days.

“Come and rescue this dog,” Manser begs in the video. “Take it out of that house and give it to somebody that can give it a good home, because that dog is going to die over there.”

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45 thoughts on “A Cry for Help: Starving Dog Trapped in Abandoned Missouri Home”

  1. I hope now that they have seen the broken window, they are at least throwing food into the house so she doesn’t starve! Hope you will keep us posted on this.

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  2. I don’t get it, the window that they saw the dog through was broken, I can understand them not wanting to get in through it but they could surely drop in some food/water to tide the poor girl over?!?

    Of course the pups aren’t making any noise , they couldnt possibly be still alive.

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  3. I really think that the law enforcement people and humane societies that were contacted should bear some responsibility for animal cruelty also. Even if they don’t like it , it is their job to keep people and animals safe.

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  4. I hope Robin is right, I hope they were all rescued, but I won’t believe that until I see a new video showing that they are all alive and well. A month is a long time for any dog to go without food and water, nevermind puppies! I don’t know that I’d be able to restrain myself from breaking in to get them then boarding the window back up, and hoping that I don’t get caught!

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    • THIS IS RIDICULOUS! YOU BREAK THE DOOR DOWN AND GET YOUR ASS IN THERE AND RESCUE THOSE DOGS, END OF STORY! I’VE DONE IT BEFORE AND I NEVER STOPPED TO THINK WHAT IF THIS LOW LIFE FOUND OUT I BROKE INTO HIS HOUSE TO SAVE A DOGS LIFE, U JUST DO IT. THE NEIGHBOR TRIED BUT WHEN THE SYSTEM FAILS THE ONES THAT IT WAS CREATED TO HELP THEN YOU TAKE MATTERS INTO YOUR OWN HANDS. ET YOUR PRIORITIES STRAIGHT

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      • u got that right..id have done that already…if the window was broken id have gotten the pup and momma out alot sooner then they did get saved…

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