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Two Kansas dogs infested with fleas rescued from sealed box thrown from truck

The dogs were infested with fleas and extremely undernourished. Anyone recognize these dogs?
The dogs were infested with fleas and extremely undernourished. Anyone recognize these dogs?
Great Plains SPCA

Two emaciated and flea infested young dogs were found stuffed in a sealed box after they were thrown from a moving truck on Wednesday in Overland Park according to the Great Plains Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).

The dogs, now named Itchy and Scratchy had been taped inside of a box labeled "Garage Sale." The Good Samaritan driver behind the truck noticed a head pop up out of the box and stopped to find the two small dogs.

Itchy, a Shih Tzu blend is estimated to be about a year old while his companion, Scratchy is a brown Chihuahua thought to be about five years old.

"They are so emaciated that the skin inside their ears and gums are snow white, and you can clearly see their backbones. Itchy (the 1-year-old, white Shih Tzu Mix) and Scratchy (the 5-year-old, brown Chihuahua Mix) are appropriately named because they are covered in hundreds of fleas. It’s amazing they’re still alive…," described the dogs' condition on the organization's Facebook page.

The dogs were given emergency medical care at the Merriam Veterinary Care Center and transferred to the BluePearl Veterinary Partners where they were administered blood transfusions.

Their update on Thursday promised some hope:

"Itchy and Scratchy are resting comfortably after receiving two blood transfusions last night at BluePearl Veterinary Partners.

We are so thankful for the donations that have been made for their care and for the care of pets just like them. Even just this morning, a litter of kittens was discovered in a box in our parking lot. Your donations help discarded souls like Itchy, Scratchy, and these kittens."

If you would like to help this fine organization with Itchy and Scratchy's medical expenses (blood transfusions cost $1,200) please click here.

When strong enough, both dogs will be transferred to a foster home until they are ready to be adopted.

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