Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Pets
  3. Pet Rescue

Owner of Spokane starved pit bull identified by SCRAPS

See also

On Wednesday afternoon, the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service,(SCRAPS) announced on their Facebook page that the owner of the starved brown and white pit bull discovered on Saturday at Boone and Oak Streets has been identified:

"SCRAPS would like to thank everyone who helped us locate the owner of the emaciated pit bull. An animal cruelty investigation has been opened and we will give you more information when we can."

It was a heartbreaking scene when an officer was called to the 1800 block of W. Boone on Saturday and found the severely emaciated, four-year-old dog who was so weak he couldn't even raise his head. As his dying body twitched out of control, the officer rushed him to a veterinary hospital where the dog's temperature was so low it didn't even register on the thermometer.

The dog weighed less than half of what he should have weighed. It was on the advice of veterinarians that the unnamed dog be humanely euthanized.

A plea from SCRAPS asked the public to help identify the owner of the dog. According to krem.com, Field Operations Manager Nicole Montano stated:

“The condition this dog was found in is completely unacceptable. This young dog appears to have died of starvation and neglect.”

A criminal investigation will continue, and it is hoped this tragic story of a starved dog will end with a criminal conviction of First degree felony, a Class C offense; and the guilty party will be punished to the fullest extent of the law.

Rest in peace beautiful young dog. We are so sorry you had to endure such pain and suffering.

If you would like to continue receiving the latest news on pet issues and how we can help those who cannot speak, please click the "Subscribe" icon.

Follow the National Pet Rescue Examiner on Facebook by clicking here. Please visit and "like" my page. You are welcome to submit story ideas by contacting me at cdhanna9703@aol.com.

Advertisement

Life

  • Johnny Manziel
    Should Johnny Manziel apologize for his hard partying over the offseason?
    Today's Buzz
  • Crop circles
    Similar crop circles appeared in Germany and England within days of each other
    Camera
    19 Photos
  • Advanced placement
    The AP program is gaining traction as a key component in college admissions
    Camera
    5 Photos
  • Beach hats
    Beat the heat with the best summer beach hats for women
    Camera
    Beach Hats
  • Expectations for ministry
    Pastor preaches to newly ordained ministers about expectations for ministry
    Camera
    6 Photos
  • Medical symptoms
    See which symptoms should cause you to seek a doctor’s attention right away
    Camera
    6 Photos