A disturbing photo of a starving dog and her four puppies posted on Facebook went viral after the woman who shared it wanted to make sure the dogs got justice. Janette Gonzalez shared the photo on social media after reporting it to authorities as a case of animal neglect. Her friend had taken the photo in a Pico Rivera, California neighborhood and shown it to her.
Janette is a dog owner and works at a dog store. When she saw the dogs were just “skin and bones” she immediately knew they needed help. She posted the photo after calling animal control and wrote, “I have so much pain in my heart right now I do t know what else to do but out these horrible people on blast. Help make this go viral. Something needs to happen.”
Thankfully, animal control went to investigate the home soon after receiving her call and rescued the family of dogs. In fact, Janette says that animal control actually rescued 9 dogs from the home, including two German Shepherds and a Labrador Retriever.
The dogs are currently being housed at Southeast Area Animal Control Authority in Downey, but animal control officials are not releasing much information on the status of the dogs while an investigation is underway.
However, thanks to Janette and her friend, the dogs are in safe hands. It’s so important for people to act and bring to light animal abuse in their neighborhood. If they don’t dogs like the ones in this photo may not survive and get a second chance!
Social media has a tremendous power to help neglected animals, but only if people speak out!
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