In a sweltering Florida backyard, desperate eyes peer of out a shabby wooden box. They belong to a dog who is unable to get help himself. But despite the deplorable conditions, and apparent lack of access to food and water, those whose job it is to intervene are accused of doing nothing at all.
Authorities from the Palatka Police Department were alerted to the troubling situation late last week after residents complained that several dogs locked in the box appear to be suffering, as the Examiner reports.
"Today [June 10], on a 102 degree heat-index day, 2 pitbulls are being held captive in a tortuous plywood box. Steaming in their own waste and uric acid," wrote eyewitness Roxanne Weeks on Facebook, sharing the photo above. "See the eyes staring through the little hole? In the same backyard is another dog on a heavy chain with no food or water."