Dog rescued after New Jersey owners leave it chained without food or water on freezing porch for 3 nights

Dog rescued after New Jersey owners leave it chained without food or water on freezing porch for 3 nights
The dog, Coco, can be seen in this photo who was left chained outside a house for three nights in below freezing temperatures (Facebook/ Monmouth County SPCA)

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NEW JERSEY: A rottweiler might have lost its life because of its owners’ alleged negligence. But, thankfully, it was saved on time by Monmouth County SPCA’s animal control unit. It has been said that the pet animal, named Coco, was found by Neptune police outside a home in the freezing weather conditions without any food, water or even blankets.

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In a statement, Monmouth County SPCA shared, “Over the Christmas holiday, a sweet, senior rottie named Coco suffered horrible neglect 😢 When the pipes at her former owner's home froze, they vacated and left Coco outside on a concrete pad, tethered on a short chain and with no food, water or protection from the elements. Coco spent 3 nights, in below-freezing temperatures - confused and alone.”

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However, the dog was rescued safely and taken to the animal shelter, where it was provided with “food and water, and a comfortable place to rest”. The statement also noted that Coco, “a gentle, loyal, and loving dog”, will soon be put up for adoption and urged animal lovers to “keep an eye on our social media and website for updates - this girl deserves a loving home!”

Besides, as per reports, the owners of the dog will soon be slapped with animal cruelty charges that include cruel restraint and failure to provide necessary care. Ross Licitra, executive director of the Monmouth County SPCA, said, “We can’t fathom what this sweet dog had been feeling when she was freezing on a concrete pad for days, it must have felt like a lifetime. This type of cruelty will not be tolerated and we will continue to prosecute offenders to the fullest extent of the law – we are the leaders of Humane Law Enforcement in the State of New Jersey for this reason.”

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Meanwhile, the news of Coco's abuse has attracted some reactions from people online with one saying, “The only comment that I will leave is thanking you for taking care of the beautiful girl and for everything that you do for the animals. I've had three Rotties over the years and they are such loving and loyal dogs.”

Another commented, “Just never ends with these bums. Maybe if they get jail time they will think twice. God bless this beautiful pup❤️.” The third one wrote, “What is wrong with people! No wonder I like my 5 dogs more than humans! Hope finds a great home and loved!” The fourth user shared, “Thank you MCSPCA and a special thank you to the Neptune Police and people who reported this case. See something? Say something. That sweet girl deserves a soft landing. Short chain leash on concrete in the frigid cold to the loving, warm hands of MCSPCA (who prosecute cruelty). Good.”

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A comment read, “How in Gods name can you live with yourself after doing this? Drop her off at a shelter, why would you do this cruel and disgusting thing to your own baby? I just am amazed at the cruelty and inhumane way people of this earth have become. I’m so sorry sweet girl. You’re safe now. 💔♥️♥️♥️♥️🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏.” The second comment added, “Ughhh how can people be so cruel. Glad this sweet Angel is in good hands now and will get a loving home where he can live out the rest of his life knowing what love is.”

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