These 6 Dogs Spent 12 Months Locked Up In A Minuscule Chicken Coop

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There were six of them living in a tiny 18 square foot chicken coop for the past year. The Pomeranians – five female and one male – were just rescued by the French organization, Fondation 30 Millions d’Amis.

 

It was thanks to a warning given to the Côtes-d’Armor shelter (Northwestern France), that the animal protection group rushed investigators to the private property located in the town of Le Faöuet.

 

Volunteers for the foundation orchestrated the rescue of the half-dozen dogs, in the presence of police, the mayor, and a representative of the shelter, on January 23.

 

6-spitz-poules-1Source: 30 Millions d’Amis

 

On site, they discovered the deplorable conditions the animals were living in. Trapped in a tiny chicken cage which they were never allowed out of, they waded in their own excrements and were exposed to the intense cold, with no protection. In addition, they weren’t given enough to eat or drink.

 

Anne Puggioni, from the 30 Millions d’Amis shelter in Tuilerie, which took in the Pomeranians, explained:

 

These dogs haven’t seen anything besides their minuscule cage for a year. Their “owner” admitted it!  Apparently, they barked day and night… The water bowl was frozen when we came to intervene. 

 

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No surprise, the dogs are fairly traumatized by the experience and are extremely fearful of humans. While they wait for a judicial decision – a charge was filed for “neglect” – they will spend their time recovering at a shelter.

 

There, they will be pampered and receive all the attention they deserve. But the road will be long: “They were given a bath because they were covered in mud and excrements. We will also have to perform an emergency operation on the mom of the puppies, who can no longer move her hind legs and has a tumeur,” explained Armandine, one of the refuge workers.

 

If you would like to make a donation to the organization and help them care for these and so many other animals in need you can do so, here.

 

H/t: 30 Millions d’Amis 

 

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