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UPDATE: SCRAPS Investigating Emaciated Pit Bull

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PRESS RELEASE FROM SCRAPS: February 5, 2014 The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS) has located the owner of the emaciated pit bull thanks to tips from the public and media attention.

The male dog, a four year-old pit bull, was found by an officer on February 1st, 2014 in the 1800 block of West Boone. The animal was unable to raise his head and weighed 31 pounds, which is approximately 56% less than what he should have weighed. The officer immediately transported the dog to a veterinary clinic. The dog’s condition was so severe that his body temperature did not register on the thermometer. The veterinarian recommended to humanely euthanize the dog.

An animal cruelty investigation has been opened and no further details are available.

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PRESS RELEASE FROM SCRAPS: Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS) is currently asking for the public’s help in locating the possible owner or individuals responsible for the horrific condition a dog was found in on February 1st, 2014.

At approximately 1:00 pm, a SCRAPS Animal Protection Officer was dispatched to the 1800 block of W. Boone. When the officer arrived on scene, she discovered a severely emaciated brown and white pit-bull, approximately 4 years old. The male dog was lateral, twitching and unable to raise his head.

The officer immediately transported the dog to a veterinary clinic. The dog weighed 31 pounds, which is approximately 56% less than what he should have weighed. The dog’s condition was so severe that his body temperature did not register on the thermometer. The veterinarian recommended to humanely euthanize the dog.

“The condition this dog was found in is completely unacceptable.” stated Field Operations Manager Nicole Montano. Montano continued “This young dog appears to have died of starvation and neglect.” RCW 16.52.205 indicates that animal cruelty in the 1st degree is a class C Felony and Montano stated “Someone needs to be held accountable.”

>>>If anyone has information please call SCRAPS at 509-477-2532. You information can remain confidential.

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