DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Animal rescue officials in Iowa are asking for the public's help in tracking down whoever tossed an emaciated dog trapped in a kennel into a trash bin.
The Animal Rescue League of Iowa says in a news release Friday that a passerby found the Chihuahua Nov. 2 in a dumpster in Des Moines' River Bend neighborhood and took the starving dog to Animal Rescue League.
Vets there say the dog, dubbed "Oscar," weighed just 4 pounds and was suffering from a loss of muscle mass and fur as well as intestinal parasites. His fur was stained from being caged in his own filth for a long period.
The League says Oscar is recovering and regained 25 percent of his body weight in the first two days of treatment.
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