Unfortunately, for the staff at Douglas County Animal Care & Services, finding abandoned animals, in less-than-ideal conditions, on the doorway of their facility is nothing new.
Many people abandon cats and dogs there, believing that the staff will do their best to find them a new home and a better life. That may be good logic, but putting off the duty of care for a pet is unacceptable.
At the nursing facility, there was a cat named Bob Marley who was adored. A guy recorded on surveillance cameras at Douglas County Animal Care & Services in the early morning of August 13 abandoned a pet inside a cage at the front door.
When one of the animal care center’s supervisors, Liz Begovich, arrived at work, she saw the cat’s cage. They tried to figure out what was within, but it appeared to be something horrible on the surface:
‘All we saw was a twisted mess,’ says the narrator. We couldn’t turn it because of how it was crammed inside the cage, so we lifted the top and said, “OMG, it’s a cat!” I’ve never seen a cat in such bad shape before.
The poor tiny animal was completely engulfed in his own fur, making it hard for him to move. They couldn’t understand how an animal could have lived for so long in these conditions at first. They reasoned that he could have food and water nearby.
The suspect, who appears to be elderly, is entirely identifiable thanks to the photographs, and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is on the lookout for him in order to prosecute him and learn more about the terrible narrative that surrounds this poor pussycat.
The staff at the care facility moved quickly and rushed Bob Marley to the veterinarian, where he was sedated and shaved. The doctor plucked more than 2 kilograms of hair from the cat’s body, enough to fill a medium rubbish bag fully.
Bob’s attitude altered as soon as he felt free of the jail to which he had been sentenced due to his owners’ irresponsibility. He became more alert and lively. But this kitten’s difficulties, which date back to around the age of ten, do not end there. Bob has gained weight as a result of the paralysis to which he was sentenced.
Those in charge of this pet’s case are not only looking for the person who abandoned him, but also for a suitable home where he may live the rest of his life peacefully.
Liz Begovich is particularly worried that other dogs in the home where Bob Marley was born are in a similar state. The Sheriff of Douglas offers a prize to anyone who can provide information about the individual who is being investigated.