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Lucky, a nine-year-old mixed breed dog, spent almost half of his life locked in the basement of a house, after his barking from being left alone in the backyard prompted complaints from the neighbors. For the past two months, Lucky's owner has been gone. According to a neighbor, Lucky has been sporadically fed by an ex-husband, who will just "open the sliding glass basement door about a foot, pour dry food through, add a can of wet food and quickly leave."

Since Lucky had food and water, animal control was reluctant to intervene, even though the dog was neglected of any interaction and living in his own waste. Lucky was finally confiscated from the home while the owner is being investigated for animal cruelty.

However, now he is once again confined at the animal shelter for the duration of the case. He should be released to a foster home or animal sanctuary where he can start living the life he deserves.

Ask the prosecuting attorney to charge Lucky's owners with animal cruelty and to allow his release to a foster home or animal sanctuary while the case is underway.

Photo credit: amneziak

Letter to
Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg
Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Criminal Division Gary Ernsdorff
I am writing in regards to Lucky, the dog who was recently confiscated from the basement of a Shoreline home where he was living in his own waste and deprived of human interaction. I urge you to pursue criminal animal cruelty charges against his owner and make sure that they do not ever get this dog back.

While his owners may have provided food and water, the conditions where Lucky was kept were deplorable. For all intents and purposes, he has been abandoned for the past two months. The owner's ex-husband occasionally stopped by and shoved food into the basement, without interacting with the dog, allowing him outside, or cleaning up his waste. Would you allow your own dog to live in those conditions? Please help ensure that Lucky does not have to return there, and that the owners are held accountable for their neglect.

Lucky is an energetic dog who has spent nearly his entire life being ignored and confined. He shouldn't have to spend any more time locked up. Please allow a foster home or qualified sanctuary to care for him for the duration of the cruelty case, where he can get the exercise, training, and attention that he needs.

Thank you.