Two dogs die of starvation in Mishawaka, $1,000 reward being offered for info


Images published by Humane Society

Images published by Humane Society

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY The St. Joseph County Humane Society is offering a thousand dollar reward after two dogs died of starvation.

Tuesday two dogs were brought into the shelter.

They'd been dumped in the snow with no food.

Typically the staff saves many strays and neglected animals that sometimes need medical attention.

But Tuesday, no amount of medical care could have helped these two dogs.

In one case a male Shar Pei was picked up by an animal control officer. The picture taken at the scene looks more like an X-ray. The dog was skin and bones and died of starvation.

An hour later a stray male poodle was brought in by someone. The poodle mix was found alive wrapped in blanket and brought into the shelter. The dog died only a short time later, despite being hooked up to an IV.

Genny Carlson from the St. Joseph County Humane Society says, “This is one of the worst cases of starvation I’ve seen in a dog. It literally died of starvation. There was nothing else. The animal wasn't being fed clear and simple. If there was a medical issue, it was neglected to the point where it wasn't being taken care of.”

Both of the dogs were found in Mishawaka in different circumstances and different locations.

The Shar Pei was found on Currant road.

While the poodle was found close to the shelter on McKinley and Hickory.

If you have any information, you are encouraged to call the St Joseph County Humane Society at (574) 255-4726.

The shelter published the images on Facebook, in hopes that someone could help them find those responsible.


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