This is currently in Dunkirk, NY
Sixteen year-old female Husky named Peppy has called her 10.5' length by 3.0' width x 3.5' height outdoor metal cage home for nine years.
Her living situation was noticed three years ago.
Offers were made to buy her, walk her, build a fence in the yard and so on. The owner has yet to take people up on their offer.
Dunkirk animal control and cruelty investigator were contacted regarding Peppy's living conditions, they responded by saying her living conditions were legal. The entire metal enclosure is off the ground and roughly consists of five feet of metal grate flooring in which Peppy stands on. The owners states she is a "deer tracking dog" and that he took her out every Saturday to track deer--3 yrs ago. Her age and arthritis (which she is taking medication for) may be preventing her from doing this anymore. According to a neighbor Peppy is taken out of the cage only a few times a week. Continuously walking on a metal grate floor and taking medication for arthritis equals an uncomfortable and excruciating situation for her. Not to mention the constant exposure to the outdoor elements and lack of socialization.
Recently, pictures were taken of her and shared in order to get her help.