A former Midland dog rescuer left at least 14 dogs to fend for themselves.
She used to be a board member for Dust Bowl Animal Rescue but left the group one year ago.
“Her home was foreclosed on, apparently at some point she left. Not only her house and belongings but her animals,” said Mesha Randolph, President Of Dust Bowl Animal Rescue.
Mesha Randolph said the former dog rescuer abandoned her home and everything in it.
“At least 14 dead animals on the property, some in crates, some not. She is no where to be found and the property is just abandoned,” said Randolph.
Randolph described said she was horrified by what she saw in the house, saying she saw pictures of the aftermath.
“I cant even fathom where her mind is at, where her mind went because I knew her personally and thats not the person I knew,” said Randolph, “I don’t have any other understanding of this, how anybody who once truly loved animals could do this.”
What once was dogs she knew, is now just fur left in the kennel.
“From the photos that I have seen, they are unrecognizable. There’s no way for me to say what dog is which,” said Randolph.
Randolph said some dogs died in crates, while others were forced to eat each other trying to stay alive.
“There was just fur, fur everywhere. That’s all you could see. Feces, urine but you could tell that they were left in crates, you could tell that they were left to run the house. Things you only think you would see on T.V.” said Randolph.
“I saw something I couldn’t believe, something that you only read about not something that was that close to home. It hurt me immensely to know that that was what was going on over there,” said Donna Godwin, Vice President Of Dust Bowl Animal Rescue, ” I am in complete shock. I thought at one time that I knew somebody different and cant imagine with any ounce of me that somebody would walk away and do that.”
Godwin said the last time she saw the dog owner was at least eight months ago.
Godwin said the hot summer and these dogs being left without food or water turned the situation from bad to worse fast.
“I think something just broke somewhere and she didn’t know how to fix it,” said Godwin.
“How do you go back to, you know that there are dogs there and they have to be dying and she did it,” said Randolph.
The woman is no longer associated with Dust Bowl Animal Rescue and hasn’t been a member for a year and the current members are working along side the midland county sheriff’s office to get justice for these dogs.