In Maple Shade Township, New Jersey, the owner of an emaciated and neglected dog faces multiple animal cruelty charges, reports the Burlington County SPCA’s Humane Police.
According to authorities, a report of a neglected dog led humane officers to the Maple Shade home where the officers ordered the dog be taken to a veterinarian. The dog, named Dino, was taken to the Marlton Animal Hospital where he was evaluated and found to be emaciated and in critical condition. The owner surrendered Dino to the SPCA; the cost of the dog’s veterinary expenses are expected to exceed $3,000.
Animal Lifeline, located in Marlton, has taken Dino into their care. It is not known if the dog will survive, but donations to help with his veterinarian expenses are needed.
Get well soon Dino. Everyone is rooting for you.The investigation continues; the owner has not been identified.
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(Photos provided by Burlington County SPCA Humane Police)