VERO BEACH, FL (WTXF) - Police in Florida are asking for the public's help in finding the person responsible for starving and neglecting two puppies and then dumping them near the beach.
The Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County (HSVBIRC) and the City of Vero Beach Police Department (VBPD)...
The two five-month-old bulldogs were found close to death on Wednesday as they wandered around looking for food, according to the Daily Mail. They were found near the golf course at Vero Beach Country Club in Vero Beach.
Both were severely malnourished, neither had properly grown fur, and were sickly thin.
Please share this video of the pair of starving bulldog pups rescued earlier this week by two good Samaritans and Vero Beach Animal Control Officer Bruce Dangerfield. "Laverne" and "Shirley" are currently recovering at the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County. It will take a few months for them to recuperate but once they are healed we will let the public know when they are available for adoption. A criminal investigation has been launched. If you have any information concerning this case, please call Officer Dangerfield at the Vero Beach Police Department at (772) 978-4600. Should you wish to remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a reward, contact Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 800-273-TIPS. A special "thank you" to the good Samaritans and Officer Dangerfield for helping these dogs and to the Vero Beach Police Department for seeking justice for these two beautiful animals.
In addition, they were found to have mange.
Now, they are in the care of the Humane Society of Vero Beach and are undergoing treatment.
"As animal advocates, the Humane Society and Vero Beach Police Department will do everything possible to seek justice for these animals," Humane Society Executive Director Chalmers Morse said in a news release.
The organization is asking for donations to help them continue the animals' treatment.
Donations can be made here.