Police search for owners of abused dogs
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OSHKOSH -- An investigation is underway for a pending case of animal abuse.
The Oshkosh Area Humane Society says the two dogs were dropped off on May 31, after a bad Craigslist adoption in Fond du Lac.
“If someone had not intervened on their behalf, they would have died,” said Joni Geiger, Executive Director of the Oshkosh Area Humane Society.
They were starved, dehydrated, anemic, full of worms, and so weak one couldn't hold her head up.
“There was absolutely no personality ever,” said Geiger.
It's in the top five worst cases Geiger has ever seen.
“You're shocked, you're amazed. You can't believe that people can do this,” she said.
Veterinarians use a nine to one scale to rate dog’s health. One of these dogs scored a one, which is the absolute worst; the other dog scored a two.
But after weeks of care, and regaining trust, they’re fully recovered, gaining weight and very active.
“It's amazing how they can forgive,” said Adam Zschaechner, a volunteer at the shelter. “Us humans probably wouldn't do that.”
The director wants this sad case to be a reminder for those adopting dogs out online. Do a home inspection, and ask about living conditions for the pet.
“You have to ask those questions, you can't just go with the first person,” said Geiger.
Quincy and Dolly's story will hopefully have a happy ending, they're waiting for someone to adopt them and give them a good home.