WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Wichita police are investigating after a severely emaciated dog was found in north Wichita.
Early Monday, police said a 1990’s blue van was seen in the alley in the 1800 block of North Arkansas dropping something off and leaving.
A resident went to investigate and found a brown female pit bull that was left for dead. The dog was picked up by the resident and taken to a local vet clinic where it is being treated.
Randi Carter with Beauties and Beasts Inc. has seen a lot of cases.
“It just seemed a little more serious, so I asked for the address of where she was at and the gentleman gave me the address and let me go in,” said Carter.
When Carter first laid eyes on Aadya, the one and a half year old brown pit bull, she knew she wasn’t in good shape.
“I knew instantly we were in trouble, this is a bad, bad case,” said Carter.
When she was found, Aadya was nothing but skin and bones, weighing only 25 pounds.
That is about half the normal weight for this kind of breed at its age.
“This is weeks worth of someone starving this dog, this animal starved long enough that it chose to eat a corn cob, nothing else was found in this dogs bowels, nothing else was found in this dogs stomach,” said Carter.
It was a serious and dire enough situation, that Carter brought Aadya to the emergency clinic, so she could get around the clock care.
“It’s too early to say she’s going to make it through this. We can’t absolutely say that although we wish we could but we’re in a lot better shape than we were Monday and every day gets a little bit better,” said Dr. Brock Lofgreen, Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital of Wichita.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 267-2111 or WPD animal services bureau at 350-3360.