SPOKANE, Wash.--Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS) workers asked for the public’s help on Tuesday to find the possible owner responsible for an emaciated dog found on Saturday.
A SCRAPS protection officer found an emaciated brown and white pit-bull, around 4-years-old near Boone and Oak on Saturday.
The male dog was twitching and unable to raise his head, according to SCRAPS. The officer took the dog to a veterinary clinic.
The dog weighed 31 pounds, which is approximately 56% less than what he should have weighed, according to SCRAPS. The veterinarian recommended euthanizing the dog.
“The condition this dog was found in is completely unacceptable,” stated Field Operations Manager Nicole Montano. “This young dog appears to have died of starvation and neglect.”
Animal cruelty in the First Degree is a class C Felony, according to SCRAPS.
If anyone has information please call SCRAPS at 509-477-2532.