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Nelsonville Police Save K9 and Parrot from Abandoned Feces Filled Home


Nelsonville – Police were called to an abandoned home by a concerned neighbor and police were shocked by what they found.

According to police on 07/28/2022, 04:02AM Officers responded to Burr Oak Blvd for a report of an animal-related complaint. The caller reported hearing a dog whining coming from a vacant apartment. Neighboring tenants advised that they believed the previous tenant moved out approximately a week prior and abandoned the dog.

When officers made entry they immediately called dispatch due to the poor condition of the home. Police said more than likely that the apartment would have to be condemned and called the health department while on scene. In the notes of the report, police said that feces was spread everywhere inside the home.

During the search of the home police found several dead animals inside the home, possibly from starvation. Only one dog survived and was found scared and malnourished. A parrot was also found inside that was removed and both animals were taken to emergency care with the humane society.

Police later returned the home for a follow-up pertaining to an earlier reported incident and a trespassing complaint. The male was advised of his pending charges through the Humane Society and charges of Child Endangerment filed by NPD.