The Leavenworth Animal Welfare Society is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for abandoning two unconscious dogs in an alley at Leavenworth, Kansas. According to the shelter, the two emaciated dogs were found on Monday near the 800 block of Pottawatomie Street.
Both dogs have slowly been making progress, although their prognosis is still unknown. The staff at the Leavenworth Animal Welfare Society have named the two Boxers -Tori and Hank. Brought in as emergency cases, both dogs were placed on intravenous fluids, administered antibiotics and fed small amounts every two hours to slowly accustom their starving bodies to food again. After five days of hospitalization, Tori’s condition has improved, however she is extremely anemic and still weak. Hank is reported to be nearly strong enough to be transferred to a foster home.
No one knows what happened to Tori and Hank. In an effort to help however, the LAWS is coordinating efforts to help pet owners who are not able to feed their dogs. On the organization’s Facebook page, the following assistance will be made available:
“These two dogs were neglected, abused, not fed, confined and dumped in an alley. We don’t know who the owner(s) are – so we can’t speculate as to their financial status. There are already places in town that low income folks can get pet food. LAWS wants to reach out to the truly needy in the community so that pets don’t go hungry. I will add that these 2 dogs are getting fed puppy food every two hours, so any donations would be very much appreciated.”
To help with donations or volunteer work, please click here for more information. Monetary donations can be made at www.LAWSpets.com through PayPal or in person at 728 Cherokee St, Leavenworth, KS 66048. Anyone with information regarding the identity of the dogs, call LAWS (913) 651-5297 or the Leavenworth Animal Shelter 913-682-0268.
(Photos and video courtesy of Leavenworth Animal Welfare Society)
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Check out the short video as Hank’s condition continues to improve: