The Austin Humane Society is caring for five dogs rescued after an animal cruelty investigation in Travis County. The dogs were originally brought in to the Austin Animal Center, but transferred to AHS due to over crowding. All five are receiving medical check ups, vaccinations and microchips. AHS staff say the dogs are adjusting to their new environment. Several of the pit bull mixes were malnourished and had open wounds and scars.
"It sounds like from the investigators that these dogs were chained up on a property. They were kept about three feet away from each other so they didn't have a real opportunity to socialize with each other," AHS Spokesperson Kelly Haynes told FOX 7. "There was no food or water present so fortunately investigators got on scene and were able to take ownership of these dogs."
AHS Staff will continue to care for the dogs and eventually get them ready for adoption.