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.
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