According to NBC New York, an emaciated puppy, who was found on Monday in a Paterson, New Jersey, park, died just a day after being rescued.
Joggers discovered the skeletal puppy, dubbed "Bugsy," along with his sister, "Bunny." At the time that the pups were found, they were skin and bones and weighed in at just 14 and 16 pounds. When they were first discovered, Bunny, the stronger of the pups, was standing guard over her weaker, frail brother.
The puppies were taken to the Animal Clinic of Morris Plains where Dr. Paul Sedlacek stated:
"I don't think you can be much worse and still be alive,"
According to 7 Online News, the six-month-old pups' deplorable state of health is believed to be intentional based on the cleanliness of their coats; authorities believe that someone intentionally starved the pups and then dumped them in the park.
The rescue organization, Second Chance Pet Adoption League, broke word of the tragic death of Bugsy to their Facebook fans on August 26, just one day after the pup had been found:
Very sad update on Bugsy the male pup who was in the worst shape- his condition continued to decline throughout the day despite aggressive treatment, and he couldn't eat or drink and we and our vets had to make the tough decision to let him go.
Anyone who has information about this case is asked to contact the Paterson Animal Control at 973-881-3640; a $1,000 reward is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the dogs' condition.
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