So three and a half months ago my dog got sick suddenly. I took him to the vet and spent all kinds of money trying to get him well. He took a broad spectrum antibiotic for three weeks but none of it seemed to matter. He starting eating less and less until he finally looked like a bag of bones. I was so frustrated because nothing seemed to help. I couldn’t afford to take him back to the vet and I wasn’t completely convinced that it would help because they didn’t figure out what was wrong the first time. I have tried to take care of him this whole time. He finally started acting like he was feeling a little better and was actually eating better. Last night after my kids fed him they let him outside. My daughter wasn’t paying attention and she left him outside too long and he got out of the yard. The kids and I walked all over the place last night looking for him but we couldn’t find him anywhere. Today after school I get a call from my local animal control because they have him in their custody and have taken him to the vet. The woman from animal control refused to release him to my custody. She basically told me that I could be charged for animal cruelty because of his condition. She keeps telling me it is better to take a dog away from his family. The vet told me that all they did was an exam which means that they still don’t really know what is wrong with him. So now the lady at animal control things that she can use the broad spectrum antibiotics that she got from the vet to make him all better. I would really like to know what she plans to do if that doesn’t work or if he can’t get better. He’s going to think we don’t love him anymore. It breaks my heart to think I will never see my dog again. I don’t even know what to do. I honestly never realized that the city could take my dog.