Man Left Dog To Starve In Apartment

Warning: This story may disturb some readers.

When a man moved out of his apartment to move in with his girlfriend and baby, he left his dog, Nico, to live in the old apartment.

Several weeks later when the RSPCA was following up on a complaint about the apartment and found Nico, the dog was horribly emaciated and was scrounging around for food. His owner had left several bowls of food for him, but all of them were empty except for one with water in it. The apartment was filled with urine and feces.

Nico’s owner pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to his dog from December 5, 2006 to January 5, 2007. He said that he was “too busy to visit the flat on anything more than an ‘irregular’ basis and admitted that if inspectors hadn’t forced entry, he wouldn’t have returned for another week.” The man’s case will begin on June 13. Nico is now in a new home.

4 Responses to “Man Left Dog To Starve In Apartment”

  1. Takami826 says:

    leave this jerk in the uncleaned, locked apartment for a month in the same way.

  2. Radcliff, Allie, Luna, & Ozzie says:

    What really chaps us is that this freak probably considers himself a great dog owner. After all, he DID stop in every couple weeks to tend to that poor doggie.

    I hope they make this guy pay for the care this charity is giving Nico. That is likely the only thing that will get his attention.

  3. pam says:

    animal abandonment is a crime…starving an animal is a crime. the rspca should prosecute the so-called owner to the fullest extent of the law…which means jail time. if animal abusers started getting significant jail time perhaps things might change…

  4. Judy says:

    People like this should burn in hell

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