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Dog Dumping Problem

DAYTON -- Dozens of dogs have been abandoned and left to roam the streets of Dayton, creating an outrage among many residents.

The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center says it's seen an increase in dogs being dumped on the side of the road or at the shelter within the last couple weeks.

No one knows why more people are apparently abandoning their animals, but one thing is for sure, it's definitely a growing problem.

"There's been a Jack Russell, Chihuahua, Django, another little golden looking shepherd. They just run the streets," said Crystal Mullins, who rescued a stray dog she named Django.

Crystal and her family live in East Dayton near Huffman and Pleasant. She says it's a quiet neighborhood that recently has become overrun with dumped dogs, like Django.

"It's disposable to them. Anything today is disposable to them and they don't realize it's a lifelong commitment," she said.

Crystal was able to catch the poor pup and is currently nursing him back to health. When she rescued Django, she says he was emaciated, covered in fleas, and limping after being struck by a car right in front of her house.

"People think it's better to just dump their dog, but they don't. They starve to death. They get hit by cars," Crystal said.

The Animal Resource Center has also noticed an increase in abandoned dogs. Django isn't the first one Crystal has taken in either. She doesn't mind helping out the helpless canines, but she wants to send a message, the dog dumping has to stop.

"I just try to get them off the streets so they don't get hurt and end up in the condition that he's in," she said.

Crystal has set up a fund to help pay for Django's food and medical bills.

If you would like to help, visit http://www.gofundme.com/help-django

 
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