It’s not uncommon to see a young family pet getting the best of both worlds: attention from its parents and protection from other pets.
But that can’t be the case for a dog that’s been neglected and neglected by humans.
That’s what happened to the dog of a Florida wildlife veterinarian who found himself on the wrong end of a human prank.
Aikman Wildlife Medicine’s Dr. Jason D. Aikman was at a friend’s house in October 2015 when a group of teenagers showed up with a giant dog in tow.
The group had a big plan.
They planned to put the dog in a crate, hide it and wait for the adults to pick it up.
Dogs are not supposed to be left unattended in homes.
And Darryl L. Gorman, a wildlife veterinarian at Aikmen, was not happy about this.
Gorman knew the dogs were young, and the pet’s owner was just a teenager.
So when he and his wife, Debra, went to the owner’s home, they were shocked to find the dog had been left in the backyard without food or water.
Gomer and his team called in the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to take the dog back.
A few weeks later, the owner showed up and gave the team a call.
The owner was very cooperative, but the young dog was not.
So the team was worried about what they could do to help.
Gomer had a plan: he wanted to take care of the dog, but he also wanted to help the family find food.
Gormer brought in a licensed wildlife veterinarian to work with the owner to make sure the young pup was properly cared for.
The vet showed Gomer how to care for the dog and help him get the dog out of the house and into a crate.
The next day, the dog was taken to the vet’s office.
The vet noticed that the dog’s eyes were red and it was not feeding.
So Gomer decided to put it in a box to keep the dog fed and away from other animals.
Gomers office was filled with hundreds of requests for dogs.
A few days later, Gomer received a call from the owner.
The woman had called because her son was having problems eating and had to be put into a restraint chair.
The pet had been neglecting Gomer, and it wasn’t doing too well.
He decided to euthanize the dog.
The story of the young man who accidentally ended up with an unwanted pet is one of many that come out of Florida every day.
Gomes office is full of similar stories of animal cruelty and neglect.
And this story is one that he wants the public to know about.
It’s a case that has been circulating in the animal-welfare community for several years.
It has been reported in The Orlando Sentinel, the Orlando Sentinel and The Orlando Journal Sentinel.
In 2016, the Florida House passed a bill that would require all animal shelters and humane societies to keep animals in their facilities with proper food and water.
The bill passed with the support of Gomer’s office, which has also lobbied for the legislation.
Gomers office has been instrumental in helping get the bill passed.
And Gomer is now working with the Department of Agriculture and Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation to get the law passed.
But the animal shelter and humane society that was using the dog as a pet was not going to take a dog with an aggressive temperament.
So they put the animal in a restraint and put it under the care of a private veterinarian.
The Humane Society of Orange County also hired a private vet to work on the dog for two days to try to help it calm down.
Gomedos office did not get involved in the decision-making process.
The humane society did, however, receive the puppy.
But the dog is still in its crate.
Gomedos staff has not been able to get it out of its crate because of a court order that prevents it from leaving the shelter.
Gome is now trying to get a court to order the humane society to pay for the crate.
He has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the puppy to force the humane Society to pay him for the crates cost.
The family has also filed a federal lawsuit against the humane societies, calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to take action.
The puppy has since been put down.
But Gomer says that the family will continue to fight for the rights of other animals to be treated in humane ways.
It is heartening that Florida lawmakers are taking this issue seriously.
We can all do our part to protect animals, and that includes making sure that animals are cared for in a humane manner.
We need to do more to make our public lands and wildlife habitats a sanctuary for all animals.