On Wednesday, a starved dog, in such dismal physical condition that his temperature initially could not be read, was found in a Walmart parking lot in Hempfield Township, Pennsylvania. Humane Officer Megan Fritz, with the Humane Society of Westmoreland County, told WTAE News:
The dog’s body condition is to the point where his prognosis is very guarded. We don’t know if he’s going to pull through. I have never seen a dog this emaciated still walking.”
After three hours of being on heated blankets, heated towels, we finally got his body temperature up to 92 degrees, so he was below 92 degrees when he came in,
The starved dog
On Wednesday, the Humane Society of Westmoreland County stated:
It just never stops. This dog came in this morning from animal control. It is a starvation case. Our vet has it on an IV and small amounts of food. She says it is the worst she has seen.
The animal welfare society is hoping to find out who is responsible for the dog’s pitiful condition. Anyone with information is asked to call the shelter’s Humane Line at 724-689-2749.
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