Disastrous Dog Pen

I found this dog living in these conditions by randomly going down alleys in northeast KC. This entire kennel was covered in aluminum cans and other trash. Really? Who does this? Goes out in their yard and throws all their aluminum cans and trash in the dog pen? Unbelieveable! I called it into animal control. When we called in with our case number for the results the next day, the action center told us that animal control had warned the owner. The volunteers and I kept monitoring the situation and the conditions never changed. We brought it to animal control’s attention and asked that they go out again. They did and the dog was impounded and the owner cited.

We have found dogs in such horrible conditions by going down the alleys. Alleys hold many secrets and if we just get down them and look, we’ll find the neglect. That’s what’s different about Chain of Hope-we actively go out and look for animals needing help. We always find them. Thanks for making it possible.


7 Responses to “Disastrous Dog Pen”

  1. andywhiteman Says:

    How can anyone keep dogs in deplorable conditions such as this? A dog belongs in the house with his/her people. As punishment the owner should be kept outside in a dog cage so he/she will understand what it is like.
    “The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated” – Mohandas Gandhi
    PS. It sounds like the Health Department should visit this property!



  3. andywhiteman Says:


  4. Sarah Estlund Says:

    It’s so unfortunate our “Animal Control” department isn’t under scrutiny…to let a situation like this go… to “warn” the owner…this is preposterous. Just sickening. It makes me nauseus that my tax dollars are paying the salaries of these pathetic individuals who would rather smoke cigarettes and be on FB in the animal control van, instead of doing what they’re paid to do – thank you Kate for making this dog’s life (a little) better.

  5. Mary B Says:

    If you aren’t going to pet, play, and love your dog – why have one?

  6. andywhiteman Says:

    Mary B., I totally agree!

    Sarah, I totally agree, but Animal Control must enforce ordinances as written, not in the way we feel they should be enforced. I don’t know the ordinance in KCMO or whatever jurisdiction that area fell into. Usually ordinances require warning and the a/c cannot enter private property without a warrant except in the case of an animal in immediate danger or a danger to others. I do find fault that they didn’t follow up on their own.

    Actually I think this is also a health department and nuisance issue for clean up. There would be a clear violation of nuisance if it was in Raytown. Here in Raytown the same person enforces animal control as well as nuisance codes. One call would have resulted in at least a 7 day notice to abate the nuisance.

  7. Sarah Estlund Says:

    Andy I’m very familar with the Animal Control ordinances, and the lack of enforcing them.

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