Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Police were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Marquette Street (204) to check the well-being of a pit bull puppy that had been left outside overnight in freezing conditions, according to police. Upon arrival, Officer Studer observed a Brown pit bull puppy shaking in the backyard. The officer attempted unsuccessfully to contact the owner of the residence. The officer spoke with a concerned neighbor who told him that the owner of the residence is rarely home, and when he was, it’s not for more than 15 or 20 minutes at a time.
Community Service Officer Jachymiak responded to the residence and observed the area in which the dog was living and kept all night. According to police, the temperature at the time of the call was 27°F, up from 23° during the overnight hours. CSO Jachymiak observed a plastic crate that was meant to provide shelter for the animal, but was inadequate, according to police.
There was no food or water available for the animal, according to police.
Because of these conditions, the animal was taken into protective custody and transported to Forest South Animal Hospital. Police continue to investigate.