Ernest Dempsey — Wounds bring pain, and untreated wounds can be deadly. This is what the Columbus Animal Control in Georgia needs to know and take seriously as they are holding captive a dog in need of urgent treatment but is not being taken to a vet for getting the same.
Elijah is the name of the unfortunate pit bull that is being held at the Columbus Animal Control in a bad condition. The dog has been in their custody for almost a month and has lesions on both front legs. Sources from within the animal control reveal that the dog is not being provided treatment for his lesions while he keeps licking them. Nothing is being done about this too, leaving the dog at an increased risk of severe infection from his affected legs. If left untreated, he may lose both his legs to festering.
While there are unconfirmed reports that the animal control management means to get Elijah into rehab, the fact that they are not getting him any treatment is causing the concern among animal rights advocates and local dog rescues that Elijah may have been put on the list of dogs to be euthanized. Although the Columbus Animal Control is said to be open to pit bull adoptions, the reported neglect in Elijah’s case is creating serious doubts about the management’s good intentions for the dog as they are refusing to release the dog to a rescue. Strengthen this suspicion is the information that the attorneys from the animal control are not responding to contact attempts by the attorneys trying to help the dog.
A facebook page has been created in support of Elijah to be released from the animal control. It asks supporters to write to Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor Columbus Consolidated Government, to intervene and help Elijah get freedom and treatment which, at this stage, for him means another chance at life.