The Animal Rescue League announced Wednesday June 3rd that Roscoe is ready for his fur-ever home.
Rescued from a Beechview residence on May 22nd, Roscoe was the lone survivor of 4 dogs (2 pit bulls, a terrier mix, and a Rottweiler). The only dog not left crated, he was found wandering the basement of the home by police.
The other dogs had been locked in crates and, it seems, left without food or water for months. When officers found Roscoe, 3, he was at least 20 pounds underweight and malnourished. Weighing in at only 40 pounds. It seems this pit bull/lab cross survived by eating only garbage and drinking from a toilet bowl.
Since his arrival at Larimer, Roscoe has put on some much needed weight, and has received much needed meals, medical attention, love, and care.
Adoption Manager Joe Tedesco says:
“After all this dog has been put through, he loves to give kisses and likes to jump up and give people hugs,”
Staff describe him as a great dog to be around, and certainly hope he doesn’t have to wait too long to find his new family. If you’d like to learn more about this adorable pit bit bull/lab cross check out their facebook page at Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center. The family that rescues this guy will be the lucky ones.
THE BACK STORY
Officers were called out to the home Taura Krill McCormick after neighbors complained of foul odors coming from the house. Upon entry they found Roscoe alive, but the other dogs had died. McCormick had abandoned the home in February as was in default of her mortgage payments. She left the dogs behind. She claims to have gone back to provide them with food and water up until the 22nd of April, but she then stopped.
She was arrested and is charged with 5 counts of animal cruelty and one count of nuisance. She was released on $10,000 with her next scheduled July 30th in Pittsburgh City Court.