The half-caste, renamed Argo by the military, in those conditions did not even have the possibility of finding shelter during the hottest hours of the day, but was forced to stay under the beating sun or sleep on the ground in the coldest hours of the night.
Foggia – A small dog, about 4 months old, tied with a rope and forced to stand still in the sun, without water and without food, covered with flies; abandoned to himself, visibly tired and resigned, undernourished and in disastrous sanitation conditions, is what the carabinieri of the station of Monte Sant’Angelo (Foggia) found in front of their eyes, near a rural house near Macchia , during a patrol service following a report by a tourist.
Immediately, the two carabinieri immediately took care of the little mestizo in fact, after having ascertained that the food bowl was empty and that the water bowl was full of earth and mud, they proceeded to feed him and quench his thirst. The dog, approached by the military, was very docile and meek. He could barely walk and his fur was infested with parasites, the flies all over the body made red-hot by the high summer temperatures.
Given its critical condition, the carabinieri did not hesitate to request the intervention of the veterinarian on duty who, accompanied by the staff of the local municipal police, immediately found the slaughtered and suffering state of the animal, which if touched to caress it whined with pain. .
The half-caste, renamed Argo by the carabinieri, in those conditions he did not even have the possibility of finding shelter during the hottest hours of the day, but was forced to stay under the beating sun or sleep on the ground in the coldest hours of the night, feeling the weight of his leash which was also hot .
From a further external inspection of the land, another little dog was also found, free, apparently in normal health conditions, but both still guarding that land without food and water. Argo and the other half-breed, after being examined by the veterinarian on duty of the Manfredonia ASL, were entrusted to the care of the competent staff of the local Enpa to be adopted by someone who wants to take care of them. For the owner, summoned on the spot, eighty-six years old from Monte Sant’Angelo, a complaint was filed for mistreatment of animals. The little dog has returned free and waiting for a new owner who is willing to take care of him. The carabinieri invite you to report, to 112 or to other competent authorities, similar situations in the area.