HAMILTON, Ohio -- By the time the Butler County Dog Warden found them on Thursday, the two dogs were skeletons draped in skin -- ribs protruding like mountain ranges through the fur, black eyes huge in their heads.
While they receive veterinary care at a humane society, Dog Warden supervisor Kurt Merbs wants to know how they became so emaciated in the first place.
"Both appear to be older dogs," the Dog Warden’s office posted on Facebook. "These dogs are safe at the Humane Society and are receiving medical treatment, but they have a long way to go."
(The Dog Warden's office Facebook page contains more pictures of the animals, some of which viewers might find disturbing.)
The dogs are both females with graying fur on their faces. One is a tawny Boxer with black ears; the other is a black pit bull type with white marks on her paws, chest and muzzle. According to Merbs, they were found on Franklin Street in Hamilton, Ohio.
Anyone with information about the two dogs or who might have owned them should call 513-785-6542.