POSTED: Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 7:30pm
UPDATED: Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 7:39pm
After nursing him back to health, a Louisiana couple that found sick dog in storage locker are forced to give pet to authorities
(KTAL) Little did the Spataro family know that today might be the last time they see Braveheart, the young puppy they've fostered for the last month.
A camera was rolling as the family was forced to give the recovering dog away to Caddo Parish Animal Control before they begin an investigation.
It was in early September when the puppy was found chained inside a storage unit off Youree Drive. Braveheart was barely alive with no food or water, with a concrete floor for a bed.
The facility's owners made the disturbing discovery after the renter abandoned the unit. A police report was soon filed.
"We do assist in these investigations and it is disturbing. However Animal Control is better equip to handle these types of investigations," Shreveport Police Sgt. Bill Goodin said.