An Indianapolis man too sick to care for his dogs is struggling to make sure his pets will be taken care of.
"They are my life," Douglas Hembree.
COPD, and needing help to breathe, Douglas came to the difficult realization that he just can not care for them anymore.
"It has got me in tears," said Hembree. "I want a decent home for them."
But finding that home for his German Shepard, Sadie, and Ziggy, his Jack Russell Terrier, has been tougher than he ever could have imagined.
"It is aggravating, number one I have to stoop so low to ask for this type of help," said Hembree. "And then, when you actually need help, you can't get any."
Hembree wants Sadie and Ziggy taken to Animal Care and Control. Douglas said he can't drive, so he can't drop them off.
"They can call and we will come out and pick it up, but they have to have no other way to bring the animal here to us at the facility," said Adam Garrett with Animal Care and Control.
The shelter said because Hembree's roommate has a car, they are not making the trip to come get the dogs.
"Sadie does not like being loaded in the car," said Hembree. "She does not even like when I load her in the car. If my dog, while he is loading her in the car bites her, who do you think is going to get sued? You are wrong no matter how you do this."
Hembree said if he was breaking the law it would be a different story.
"If I abuse my animals, I would have had a whole line of police cars out here taking me to jail," said Hembree.
Hembree said he is just trying to do what is best for Ziggy and Sadie.
"All I want is my dogs to have a decent place where no one will abuse them," said Hembree. "That is all that I want. I do not want anything from anybody, I just want my dogs to have a good home."