NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — An animal cruelty investigation is being sent to the North Las Vegas City Attorney’s Office. Animal rights activists say their calls to help a dog chained outside went unheard until it was too late.
A video shows the dog struggling to breathe while chained outside. It has been shared nearly 700 times on Facebook.
The neighbor who took the video wants to remain anonymous but said the dog was making distressed barking noises while laying outside for days in extreme heat.
“It’s really difficult to listen to an animal clearly in distressed,” said the neighbor. “There’s nothing you can do. I can’t jump over walls. My husband isn’t going to jump block walls. We’re not going to trespass.”
The neighbor says they emailed North Las Vegas Animal Control four days in a row, but nothing came of it.
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