Emaciated Dogs Found In Newberry
It could be the worst they've ever seen.
that's what Alachua County Animal Services employees say about a pair of severely emaciated dogs rescued in Newberry.
They are asking for your help to find out how it happened to them.
Shelter workers think the bloodhound- mastiff mix dogs are supposed to weigh around 100 pounds each, But on Saturday one weighed 55 pounds and the other weighed only 35 pounds.
They were anemic, infested with fleas and worms, and scavenging for food.
The animals were eating watermelon rinds when they were found.
Caregivers say, "They might have eaten jeans or a denim shirt and just pieces of plastic.
They were just desperately eating whatever they could find to try to survive."
The dogs are being fed every few hours to put on weight.
If anyone recognizes these dogs or knows where they might have come from please contact Alachua County Animal Services.
Tips can be made anonymously.
- Happy Ending for Abused Dogs Rescued in Newberry
- Missing Dogs Found at Phoenix Animal Rescue, Owners Say They Struggled to Get Them Back
- As Dog Recovers, PETA Offers Reward in Search for Abuser
- Man Wanted for Public Animal Abuse
- Levy County Animal Services Takes 15 Dogs In For Animal Cruelty-- But Are Conditions Any Better There?
- Bald eagles found dying at Marion County Landfill
- 20 dogs in Levy County cruelty case in need of homes
- Alachua County Animal Services Over Capacity
- Stopping Deadly Virus at Alachua County Animal Services
- Alachua County Animal Services gives free microchips to pets