Another case of severe animal neglect in Orlando


The Orlando Police Department reported a disturbing call today for a "suspicious incident" that turned out to be an extreme case of apparent animal neglect or cruelty. We have no other details, except what was sent to us below:

Suspicious Incident at 5986 Turnbull Drive

Today (10-7-14), at 1:01 p.m., Orlando Police officers responded to 5986 Turnbull Drive in reference to a suspicious odor emitting from the residence.  The caller was not sure if the smell was from trash or a dead animal/person.  Orlando Fire Department breached the door for the patrol officers to conduct a well-being check.  Once inside they discovered, two deceased dogs and one in very poor health.  The owners of the residence were not located.  Animal Control and Code Enforcement was called to the scene.

This comes just after Orange County Animal Services and the Orange County Sheriff's Office responded to a situation in Winter Park, in which an emaciated dog who was found barely able to move in her owner's home was relinquished to the shelter's care. The dog, whose name is Zola, is recovering at a local veterinary hospital. According to OCAS, she's hanging in there.

Photo of Zola via OCAS' Facebook page
  • Photo of Zola via OCAS' Facebook page

Photo of Zola via OCAS' Facebook page