KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A severely malnourished dog is struggling to survive after being rescued by Kansas City, Mo., Animal Control from the backyard of a home.
When officers arrived, they found a male pit bull mix chained in the back yard with no food or water. He was taken to the animal shelter and the KC Pet Project started treatment.
The Missouri Pit Bull Rescue took him in on Wednesday. They gave him the name Lennon who is now being fostered by a volunteer.
"I think he is one of the worst dogs we've seen all year," said Stephanie Pugh with The Missouri Pit Bull Rescue. "The dog should weigh 60 to 65 pounds. He weighs 30. You can put your hands around his waist."
Sarah McHugh volunteered to foster Lennon. She didn't know if he would make it through the night, but she got a pleasant surprise Thursday morning when she woke up.
"We're trying to slowly feed him. We can't feed him very much at a time, so we're feeding him every three hours. Getting up in the middle of the night and feeding him and we've got him getting IV fluids," said McHugh.
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