By Eames Yates
April 10, 2013
Brooks County, GA -
BARC Humane Society Founder Charles dEVane said "his name is brooks since he's from brooks county and he is the most emmaciated dog I've ever seen that wasn't dead."
Brooks' liver had given out and he was inches from death when the Quitman Police brought him to the BARC Humane Society on Easter weekend.
Quitman Police Chief Wesley Ross said "the dog was treated very badly, just left without any water or food, just left to die."
The owner was Daniel Mack. He had been taken to jail on March eleventh on an aggravated assault charge. Mack never made any arraingments for his dog. It was only after a neighbor called that police found Brooks.
Cruelty like this isn't an isolated issue. A dog named Scout was recently found in Lowndes County with damaged vocal cords. Which could very well have been because he liked to bark.. a little too much.
Ashley Barnes is a Veterinary Technician. She said "they will take rods and they will poke the rods down the dogs throat to try and damage the vocal cords."
Scout is currently being fostered and doing well. Brooks is also recovering albeit very slowely and Daniel Mack has been charged with one count of animal cruelty.
Chief Ross went on to say "if we are going to have an animal it's just like a child, we should take care of it. And if you don't take care of it you need to be punished by the law."
The Quitman Police Chief has asked anyone who knows of cases of animal cruelty to call the tip line at 229-263-4060. All calls can remain anonymous.