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2 malnourished dogs found by fisherman

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Source: Charleston Animal Society Source: Charleston Animal Society
Source: Charleston Animal Society Source: Charleston Animal Society

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) – Two dogs found malnourished by a fisherman are recovering slowly, according to the Charleston Animal Society.

Kay Hyman said Tuesday morning the dogs were found Sunday by a fisherman. The man tried to get one of the dogs to safety but it kept leading him back to the water. That's when he spotted the other dog nearly drowning in the creek.

Hyman said the dogs' body temperatures were only 94 degrees. A healthy dog's temperature is usually 102, she said. She added both dogs weighed less than 30 pounds when they were found.

Right now, the North Charleston Police Department is trying to find the owner and find out what happened to the dogs.

The animal society is caring for the dogs, feeding them small amounts of food so they can regain their strength. The dog found in the water is also being treated for pneumonia, Hyman said.

Anyone with information about the dogs should contact the North Charleston Police Department.

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