But how do you know what kind of shape this dog was in when she was taken? There are no pictures to show it, simply just have to take someones word? And I'm not saying ACLR is lying, but there's nothing to prove the dog was neglected or abused, so I have to look at things from both sides. And if the dog was loose in the parking lot, how was it the woman was able to get her from the upstairs?
As for the parking lot/upstairs thing... I explained that the dog was running loose wherever she wanted. When I was leaving, that is when the lady made kissy noises to call her and she went up the stairs (that are on the outside of the building) to get the puppy.
These people never deserve to have another animal in their care, let alone a kid and unfortunately they have one. They just bring in any and every stray animal they find and when they don't want them, they stop feeding them, throw them outside, move away and leave them, dump them, or kill them. It doesn't make any difference to them. If I knew nothing about these people, I probably would have knocked on their door and asked them about the puppy and confirming that it was really theirs, rather then just leaving with her.