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Neighbors worried about dogs stuck in home

Posted at 11:52 PM, Apr 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-13 03:12:51-04
Neighbors are concerned about three dogs they say have been locked inside a Henderson trailer for days.
This after they say the owners moved out of the home on Country Club Drive, near Lake Mead Parkway and Warm Springs Road, leaving the dogs alone without anyone to take care of them.

"As another trailer owner I know it gets terribly hot inside those things," said a neighbor who did not want to be identified.
Neighbor say the dogs owners moved out over the weekend. 
Animal control finally made it to the trailer Monday morning, leaving a 72-hour notice for the owners before they could face cruelty charges.
A Henderson animal control spokesperson said the officer found the air conditioner was still running to the trailer. And it appeared they had food and water inside as well.
"I talk to the landlady and she said well animal control is not legally allowed to go in there," the neighbor said.
Officers say they can't take the dogs immediately unless it appears they are in distress and danger of dying.
Neighbor still can't believe that the dogs' owners would just up and leave, saying they briefly considered going in and getting them out themselves.
"But then the place is all boarded up tight you would literally have to break to enter," the neighbor said.
We are told the owners could contact animal control and surrender the dogs before the 72 hours is up to avoid cruelty charges.
An animal group said something like that may be in the works to bring the situation to a resolution.