A woman from Bakersfield, California, discovered a starving dog in front of her parent’s house. The dog looked like skin and bones when Jan Jerdin found him.
A dog owner herself, Jan couldn’t live with herself if she didn’t do something to help the poor creature. She gave him some food and took him to the SPCA.
The SPCA gave some immediate care, but the dog was in such a severe condition they weren’t able to take him in. They discovered the animal had a chip, but when they called the name associated with the identification marker, the person said they didn’t have a missing dog.
The SPCA then referred Jan to Kern County Animal Services. They tried to call the person again, who again insisted that they did not have a missing dog. The shelter decided to take in the dog, whose name is Gomer, and nurse him back to health. Though the progress is slow, it’s clear from the wag of his tail that Gomer is in better spirits now than before.
Director of Kern County Animal Services Nick Cullen is still trying to find the owner. If an investigation finds that the owner is aware of the dog’s poor health, they could face charges.
“The condition that Gomer is in, it’s serious and somebody who let that animal go like that, that’s a crime. That’s a crime against an animal,” Nick told KERO.
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Footage and photo provided by KERO Bakersfield.
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