On September 22, 2021 at 3:57 p.m., Calvert County Animal Control responded to Ebbtide Lane in Lusby, and assisted police with reports of a malnourished dog that was tethered in front yard of the residence. Deputy First Class McDonough and animal control officers located a split level single family residence with an excessive amount of trash and debris around the house and yard. Several animal crates, airline crates, and plywood boxes were observed lined against the front walkway along with strong foul odors coming from the area. Personnel observed a severely underweight Rottweiler type of dog which was tethered in the front yard with no food or water. The dogs rib bones and hip bones were highly noticeable and defined. The deputy observed the dog was tethered with an approximately 11 foot long tether with an airline crate being used as the dogs shelter. The area was observed to have exposed dirt near the tether and shelter as the dog used the area for a long period of time/frequently used, a minimal amount of fecal matter and no food or water was found. Upon making contact with the residence occupants, a juvenile at the residence opened the door who then […]
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