A 10-year-old Rottweiler, named Coco, was discovered abandoned outside a house in Neptune Township, New Jersey. She was found on a short chain without food or water. Rescuers from the Monmouth County SPCA are currently providing care for Coco.
Coco’s plight came to light over the Christmas holiday when she was found by the Neptune Township Police Department. The Monmouth County SPCA took over her care and shared the story on social media, highlighting the neglect she endured. Coco had been left outside on a concrete pad, exposed to the elements with no proper shelter, food, or water, after the pipes in her former owner’s residence froze. Despite the freezing conditions, she spent three nights alone and disoriented.
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Following her rescue, Coco was taken to the SPCA’s shelter where she received nourishment, hydration, and plenty of rest. Blood tests conducted by the rescue revealed potential kidney stones and a genetic eye condition affecting her vision, likely stemming from irresponsible breeding.
The Monmouth County SPCA is now tending to Coco’s needs and providing her with the care she deserves after her traumatic experience.
Coco will continue to stay at the shelter as she undergoes her recovery process. The shelter staff describes her as a “kind, loyal, and loving dog” on their online platforms.
The Monmouth County SPCA mentioned in their Facebook post that anyone interested in Coco should stay updated through their social media and website for further information. Despite not being available for adoption at the moment, the shelter is committed to finding her a deserving and loving forever home.
Regarding the dog’s previous owners, they will face legal consequences. The New Jersey animal shelter plans to press charges against them on two counts of animal cruelty: for subjecting Coco to brutal restraint and for neglecting to provide necessary care.
In response to inquiries about the allegations, the Neptune Police Department has stated that all official statements regarding the case will be issued by the Monmouth County SPCA.