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Dogs ready for adoption after near starvation

4 years ago July 13, 2011 Jul 13, 2011 Wednesday, July 13 2011 Wednesday, July 13, 2011 4:53:27 PM CDT in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Rachel Frost

TANGIPAHOA, La.- Two dogs at the Tangi Humane Society are ready for adoption after they were found nearly starved to death at a home in Livingston Parish three weeks ago.

The pair, renamed Charity and Champ, and another dog, were found with no food or water.

The third dog's health was so dire it had to be put to sleep. The owner, Vernon Hollingsworth, told deputies he couldn't afford to feed the dogs.

Hollingsworth is still behind bars, on animal cruelty and child support charges.

The dogs have each gained about 10 pounds, been dewormed and vaccinated since they were rescued by the Tangi Humane Society. Randy Stegall, Tangi Humane Society President, says the dogs are more playful than ever.

"They run around, they jump around and play. Their tails wag and all that, even in the kennel they're still happy," Stegall said.

The dogs could be adopted separately, but Stegall hopes to see them go together.

For information on adopting Charity and Champ visit the Tangi Humane Society website or contact Randy Stegall at 985-351-0181.

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