Starved dog found in cage

Starved dog abandoned in cage in Austin

The discovery of a starved dog, abandoned in a cage in Austin, Texas, has prompted an animal cruelty investigation by the Austin Police Department. According to Wednesday’s Fox 7 Austin News, police officers were called out to the 600 block W. Croslin St. on Wednesday…the caller stated that a dead dog was in a cage.

Officers arrived and discovered that the skeletal dog was still alive – apparently abandoned and left for dead. Now, the authorities are hoping to find out who is responsible for the dog’s pitiful condition, and for abandoning her.

Starved dog abandoned

The dog, described as a one-year-old boxer, or Boston terrier mix, was wearing a brown collar with rhinestone studs – she is currently receiving veterinary care and though critical, she is recovering.

Anyone with tips about this starved dog is asked to call the Animal Cruelty Tip Line at 512-978-0523.

(Photos Austin Police Department)

  1. pennysdachshund
    pennysdachshund says:

    DAMIT TEXAS YOU don’t even DESERVE the ONE STAR YOU have ON YOUR STATE FLAG!!!! YOU are surpassing Florida and EVEN California for NEGLECT < ABUSE < MURDER< MAIMING <STARVING < :YOUR ANIMALS AND IT IS BEYOND BARBARIC!!!! NO wonder We see so many TEXAS Plates in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado , The Dakotas!!! The descent individuals are leaving the NO STAR STATE!!!!

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  2. gribouille22
    gribouille22 says:

    C’est horrible de voir ses chiens comme ça maltraités c’est honteux il faut punir ses gens qui font sa au chien ou autres animaux

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  3. Patricia Green
    Patricia Green says:

    I am so sick and tired of these POS that have animals and to starve and abuse them what the hell did u get them for if u can’t take care of them… I am sure they can’t take care of themselves so do us all a favor and kill yourself!!!

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  4. Darla
    Darla says:

    I’m glad this sweet pup is still alive and I hope she can make a full recovery. I’m not surprised that people thought she was dead in the cage – the picture appears to show a deceased animal. WTH is wrong with people to let a dog get in this condition? Scumbags.

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  5. Debi Bel
    Debi Bel says:

    I object to the comment that Texas is becoming as bad as California for abuse. As a resident of NorCal I stand tall to work with many many others to make life better for all animals, in state and out of state. Instead of making broad sweeping negative comments about the country’s largest states (population wise) why not ask what can be done to change the horrific cases posted on this site?

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  6. Gisele mikala
    Gisele mikala says:

    It’s not a state problem, we see these kind of abuse every where. We NEED PENALTIES for abusers and carry those penalties out.

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