Tortured Pit Bulls Found in Dumpster

Two emaciated and mutilated pit bulls were found in a Kansas City, Missouri dumpster near 31st and Campbell on Monday, April 18th, 2011.

The following information was posted on the local NBC affiliate’s website:

By: Sam Hartle

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – A Kansas City woman says she saw a man dump two pit bulls into a dumpster Monday afternoon.

P.J. Ruth says when she went to look into the dumpster behind her office at 31st and Campbell when she found both dogs dead. Ruth says she’s friends with Spay and Neuter Kansas City, who says one of the dogs was beaten with a blunt object. The second dog may have died from a gunshot wound.

Michelle Rivera says Spay and Neuter Kansas City has set up a $1,000 reward leading to the capture of the man who dumped the two dogs into the dumpster.

(Updated: United Animals Nation, a California-based animal welfare agency, has donated $2,500. Earlier, a private donor pledged $3,500, bringing the total reward to $7,500)

Ruth and Rivera are also planning a vigil Thursday at 6 p.m. near the site where the dogs were found.

Starved Pit Bull – Meet Twiggy

Twiggy before being rescued

Twiggy after being found as a stray dog running in traffic

Twiggy was found along the highway running through traffic when a good samaritan picked her up. This poor sweetheart was truly skin and bones. We don’t know if her previous owner just seriously neglected her, or if she was on her own for a long period of time before she was found.

She is an outgoing, loving and very friendly dog. She was taken to the vet immediately upon rescue and in addition to being malnourished, she was diagnosed with parasites and treated. Fortunately, she tested negative for heartworms.

Twiggy has a zest for life and is a very deserving little girl. She is currently in a boarding facilty and we would love to see her in a foster home or forever home very soon. She deserves to live the pampered life of a cherished companion!

Update: Twiggy has been adopted! Special thanks to Carol Turner for her assistance with Twiggy, and to Twiggy’s sponsors: Jim and Mary King, Rhonda Cooke, Jennifer Price.

Twiggy after being rescued

Twiggy a few weeks after being rescued