JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Animal Care and Protective Services is investigating a case of possible animal abandonment and neglect in Mandarin.
Less than a week ago, neighbors began trying to coax a dog from the backyard of a foreclosed home on Trailing Oaks Court.
The dog is in bad shape, and neighbors wonder if the previous owners of the home left him behind.
"Aww thank you for those kisses," said Alexandria Campbell as the dog licked her hand through a crack in the fence.
Campbell has found a new bond in a dog she and other neighbors have named "Freddy".
"He keeps jumping up here because he just wants to be pet so badly," said Campbell. "He's very, very sweet. He doesn't bark or act aggressively toward us at all."