Pathetic, helpless Oakland residents unable to bury dead dog

Pathetic, helpless Oakland residents unable to bury dead dog

[Ed. – What if we were all this stupid?]

[A] carcass of a dead animal was left on the sidewalk for almost a week before being partially picked up by city animal services.

A KPIX 5 viewer sent in a photo of the animal’s body, as he saw it day after day, baking in the sun on the sidewalk just feet away from a group of mailboxes that people used daily. The photo is disturbing, and is including in this separate link.

The animal was wearing a t-shirt, indicating it may have been someone’s pet, and not just a stray wandering around without care.

It was in front of the U.S. Post Office at 92nd and International in East Oakland, near the mailboxes out front.

Oakland Police confirm the dog was reported to animal control on Tuesday, May 6th, and was picked up on May 12th.

When KPIX 5 reporter Brian Webb returned to the scene Tuesday, however, he discovered that animal control workers had not properly picked up the body, leaving a detached tail behind on the sidewalk, and the blood-stained t-shirt that the dog had been wearing.

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