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Dog found abandoned for weeks in Illinois apartment

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A dog was abandoned for weeks in an Illinois apartment when a real estate agent found her.

Lady, a pitbull mix, was allegedly left for dead when the tenants of the apartment left her for weeks without food or water.

Real Estate agent Tim Johnson found the dog inside an apartment in Rockford before it was too late. 

When Lady was found, she was so thin you could see her bones and ribs. 

"I found her in this condition with no food no water, and she had obviously been there for multiple weeks," Johnson said.

Fortunately, with the help of an organization called "Care for Pets" Lady is on the road to recovery.

"Its heartbreaking because there are resources, people hesitate to give them to animal services maybe because there is a 25 dollar fee," said Stephanie Hicks, Care for Pets Executive Director. 

"If you're not providing proper food, water, vet care for your pet, it is a misdemeanor," said Hicks.

Johnson said he plans to bring Lady to Iowa where she'll continue to be nursed back to health, and where multiple families are already interested in adopting her.

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