More than 50 animals found abandoned in Florida county


Officials are calling it animal cruelty in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Dozens of dogs, and a few cats abandoned by their owners as Hurricane Irma approaches.

County animal control officers have been rushing to pick-up animals left behind over the last couple of days.

Diane Suave, Director, Palm Beach Co. Animal Care, said, “49 dogs and two cats, and that’s just the ones that we were able to locate.”

When asked what they were seeing, Suave said, “These are dogs that had literally… owners had gone, and they were left either in pens, or in yards that they would not be able to get out of, or tethered or chained.”

With storm winds picking-up early Saturday afternoon, animal control officers were pulled off the streets.

The county’s animal control director and state attorney say they’ll prosecute people who’ve left animals outside.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Stories

More Local News

Recent Videos

Friday Night Football Frenzy 9-25 1

Friday Night Football Frenzy 9-25 2

SVUW Donation Drive

Dickinson Backpacks

90 Years Old & 20 Years at Dickinson CVB

Friday, September 25th, 2020 - KX Storm Team Evening Forecast - Dave Holder

Art Gallery

Airport Upgrades

New Food Truck

Free Masks

Talking about Suicide

Morton Co. Mitigation

Amber's Friday Morning #OneMinuteForecast 9/25

Friday Forecast: cooler and breezy

furry friday sept 25

ndc sept 25

WDA Volleyball

WDA Boy's Soccer

Minot Boy's Tennis

Community Clean up

More Video

KX News Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss