Two dogs are recovering at Niagara County SPCA after being seized from abusive home.
Niagara Falls Police Department responded to an anonymous call about two dogs in a backyard that appeared to be “in rough condition.”
One of the dogs was a six-month-old puppy, now called Hemi, and the other was a female pit bull mix known as Foreign.
Officer Jimmy Tucci noticed both dogs were having trouble walking and in desperate need of rescuing.
“An officer responded and noticed that one dog couldn’t put pressure on its leg. The other dog, Hemi, was emaciated, dehydrated and could hardly walk. His back leg was swollen and bruised so bad that the officer had to carry him,” said the shelter.
Hemi was rushed to Northtowns Emergency and is now on the road to recovery at Niagara County SPCA.
Even though both dogs were mistreated and neglected, they are sweet as can be. “It’s heartbreaking to think that Hemi is just a baby and this terrible treatment is all he knows, but we assure you that his life will be better from here on out,” wrote the shelter.