Abused dogs recover
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Skin and bones.
That's about all that was left of five dogs who were left in an abandoned rental home.
The dogs were rescued after they were spotted by a shocked mailman, who called police.
The dogs owners still face charges, but at least tonight the dogs that survived are ready for new owners.
"This was just horrific," Says Canyon County Animal Shelter Director, Barbara Hutchinson, "Those dogs were in absolutely terrible condition."
The images are hard to view.
But the emaciated dogs are the result of what Hutchinson calls pure neglegt.
"I can't say it was evil intent on their part...I don't know that. But just lacked total concern for those animals."
The dogs were left unattended in a caldwell home for an estimated month.
One died, but the others survived.
They've now recovered and the owners, who face animal cruelty charges agreed to sign the dogs over to the shelter so they can be adopted to caring families.
"They are all sweet sweet dogs." says Hutchinson
Sweet dogs who suffered and survived needless agony.
"If you can't take care of dogs, bring them to the shelter or see if other people will take them for you." pleads Hutchinson, "Don't just walk out the door and leave them. They cannot take care of themselves."
The one dog had been dead a week before help arrived.
But the other dogs are doing great thanks to the shelter which had to virtually spoon feed them tiny amounts until they gained enough strength to handle food.
The two owners, both women, face five counts of cruelty to animals.
Story by: Roland Beres