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Old 02-09-2012, 05:49 PM
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Default I need help - emaciated pits

I don't even know where to start... I was biking down my street and saw a bunch of people gathered around a pair of dogs. I realized that the dogs were emaciated and people had offered them some kibble and water. I said something stupid, like, "I work with dogs. Do these guys need help?"

Ok, well now they're on my back porch in a crate, snuggled up to a space heater. I've given them canned food and quite a bit of Gatorade, and I don't know what to do. I can't afford a ton of vet care, but I know that emaciated, scarred-up pits don't make it out of AC. They are good, sweet dogs who keep trying to give me kisses despite everything. Both are neutered, so somebody put some money into them at some point.

ETA: I suppose it's relevant they are pretty weak and I doubt they walk far, so I suspect they were dumped. It also seems obvious they've lived outside for some time.

They are dehydrated but drinking and eating readily. The refill time on their gums is decent.

I only have one pic:

That's Red Dog (lol). His "brother" Yellow Dog is just as bad and has superficial wounds around his muzzle.

What do I do? What are my options? Keeva's breeder has done a lot of rescue and gave me care tips. I just don't know... I really can't hang on to them indefinitely but taking them to AC would break my heart.

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