The Lower Silesian Inspectorate for Animal Protection has once again intervened in a case of animal cruelty. This time, the victim is an extremely emaciated dog who was deliberately starved by his owner. The dog, named Franek, was rescued by passers-by who noticed his dire condition and immediately called for help. The Inspectorate, upon arriving at the scene, was appalled at the condition of the dog and took immediate action.
According to the Inspectorate’s report, Franek’s owner had two dogs, a prestigious Yorkie and a mongrel. The owner provided the Yorkie with large portions of food, while the mongrel was deliberately starved. The dogs were not allowed to freely access food and water as their owner hid them from their reach. The Inspectorate found no bowls on the floor for the dogs to access food and water, which was a clear sign of animal neglect.
The owner had not taken the dogs to the veterinarian for over five years, despite Franek’s critical condition. The Inspectorate discovered that the owner had lied to her neighbors about Franek undergoing treatment to explain his emaciated appearance. However, the reality was that Franek was starving to death under his owner’s care.
Both dogs were taken from the owner and immediately transported to the veterinary clinic. Franek received immediate treatment, and all necessary tests were ordered. The veterinarians confirmed that Franek was extremely malnourished and weighed only 11 kilograms. He was also apathetic and could barely stand on his paws. In addition to these, Franek had ear and skin inflammation, as well as hormonal problems that were still under investigation. The second dog was in much better condition.
The owner, Małgorzata N., may face up to three years in prison for animal abuse. However, since the owner is maintained by a social assistance center and has no assets, the Inspectorate will not be able to receive compensation for the treatment of the dogs.
The Inspectorate is calling on the public to help save Franek’s life. The Inspectorate urges anyone with a big heart to contribute to Franek’s treatment by making a donation. The Inspectorate also accepts donations of good quality dog food to help Franek recover from his emaciation.
The Inspectorate reminds the public that animal neglect and abuse are serious crimes. Franek’s case is just one of many instances of animal cruelty that the Inspectorate has encountered. The Inspectorate reminds pet owners to treat their animals with love and care and to provide them with adequate food, water, and medical attention. Animals are not objects, but living beings that deserve our respect and protection.