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Another case of neglected and starving dogs in the Tri-States

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Cries for tougher animal control laws in Quincy will grow Thursday night after two more dogs are found nearly starved to death.  Quincy Animal Control picked up two emaciated dogs this week roaming the streets, and authorities believe these dogs were abandoned.

Dr. Drew Kaiser and veterinarians at Katherine Road Animal Hospital are nursing two severely malnourished dogs back to health.  Dr. Kaiser said animal control picked up the dogs Tuesday but they don't know who they belong to.  Kaiser said he's shocked they are still alive.  One reason he's seeing more cases is because of the harsh winter and poor economy.  Despite these year-old puppies being abused, he's hopeful they'll find a good home. 

"The dogs and cats aren't always this nice.  Some of them have been neglected or abused to the point where they're so aggressive they cannot be adopted," Dr. Kaiser said.

Kaiser said over the last two days, vets have given the pups numerous meals and are treating them for worms and other parasites.  While this is an extreme case, Kaiser sees about a dozen pets come into his office that have been abused or malnourished each month.

As for the puppies, Kaiser is hopeful they'll make a full recovery and find a good home.
 
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