Owner of neglected, starved dog sought

(WANE Photo)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) –Authorities in Fort Wayne are looking for who is responsible for neglecting and starving a dog.

The dog was suffering from infected wounds, severely infected eyes and weighed less than half of what it should have when it was found two weeks ago covered in animal waste.

Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control (FWACC) officials are looking for the person who abused the animal.

neglected dog 2The red and cream cattle dog was found at the 2800 block of South Barr Street on March 24. He was covered in animal waste, weighed half his expected weight and both his eyes were severely infected. He also had open wounds on his feet and hind quarters.

“Because its fur was soaked in urine, and its feet have opens wounds from sitting in urine for a long time, and the pressure sores, it’s hard to believe that this dog had free rein of a house or something like that,” said  Randy Thornton, Enforcement  Division Supervisor at FWACC. “We think it was inside something that caused these types of injuries.”

The dog has been at the shelter for two weeks and has since doubled in weight and is expected to make a full recovery. He will be made available for adoption in a home that can accommodate his special circumstances.

neglected dog 3Anyone with information on the dog’s possible owner is asked to call Animal Care & Control by calling 260-427-1244 (select menu option one).

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