Here's one to watch closely. (I wonder if perhaps Mike Vick 'spilled the beans' on this guy.)
Associated Press reports that the home of rapper DMX (real name Earl Simmons) was raided by Maricopa County (AZ) sheriffs on Friday after not taking action on the care of his dogs (previous visit found the dogs were not being fed or watered).
DMX claims to have been out of town for a couple of months and that the 'caretaker' is responsible. Sheriffs confiscated 12 pit bulls "tied up" in the backyard, and found other dogs buried there, including one that appears to have been burned.
You know, I 'get it' (just barely) when people find they are having a tough time taking care of an animal. But when people with money can't adequately take care of their pets, there is something really wrong. I lived in NYC for 13 years, and even the homeless there made sure their dogs were fed first. Yes, a lot of people on the street, with dog in tow, begged for dry dog food; poor, but responsible.
Unfortunately, that doesn't appear to be quite the case with DMX. Twelve dogs 'tied' and others buried (including one burned to death)? And "those dogs are practically his family"? Let's hope the guy never has kids.
I'll be following up on this. DMX can share The Dog House with Mike Vick (it's getting crowded in there.) In the meantime, to read the AP story on Comcast - click on this link.