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.
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)