$5,000 reward for info on abandoned dogs

Dogs in 'worst condition,' had to be euthanized

The Peninsula Humane Society is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to whoever abandoned two emaciated dogs at a San Bruno condominium complex.

A resident of Peninsula Place at 1125 Cherry Ave. reported seeing the dogs lying near an outdoor parking area on Saturday, according to PHS spokesman Scott Delucchi.

Animal officials retrieved and examined the two dogs on Sunday morning, and reported that they were in the "worst condition the shelter's veterinary and cruelty staff have seen," Delucchi said.

The terrier-mix dogs were extremely malnourished and unable to walk, Delucchi said. One had a missing paw, untreated broken bones and both were covered in urine and feces.

Veterinarians who examined the dogs said they believe they had been suffering in ill health for several months, possibly more than a year.

The two pets were unable to be saved and had to be euthanized.

"We are outraged as we would expect the public to be," Delucchi said.

One dog was described as a female with black fur between 3 and 4 years old, weighing around 11 pounds.

The second dog, a black-and-white male, appeared to be around 10 years old and weighed about eight pounds after more than six pounds of matted fur was removed.

Neither dog had an identification tag or microchip.

Investigators suspect the pets might have belonged to a hoarder, since neither showed signs of living outdoors.

The PHS is urging anyone who might have information about the case to contact the PHS/ SPCA tip line at (650) 340-7022, extension 384.


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Posted by Jenny
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Mar 28, 2012 at 12:21 pm

bastards, I hope they find these people.

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Posted by Annabelle
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Mar 28, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Amen to that Jenny. Should be held to the "eye for an eye" punishment as in olden days.

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