CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The Butler County Dog Warden is asking for your help this week after finding two dogs in very bad shape.
The warden took to Facebook saying the Great Danes were found within a block of each other by two separate people:
"(One of the dogs) only weighed in at 42 pounds," said Butler County Dog Warden Kurt Merbs. "And he should be? He should be 100 or close to 100."
Officials say one of the dogs has a neck wound consistent with the abrasive rubbing of a leash or chain.
"You get that really nasty infection. It's got that infection smell and also has a laceration to the ear which is very painful. He's headshaking and that is also infected," said Merbs. "Is that a sign of abuse? It's definitely a sign of neglect."
Merbs said the Great Danes will not go back to their owners if they are found. Those with information are asked to call 513-887-7297 Ext. 3 or 513-785-6542.
Since Jan. 1, 10 dogs have been picked up in Butler County. Three of them were found dead.
In the past two weeks, a German Shepherd was found frozen to death in his doghouse on Morganthaler Road. The owners were cited.
Another dog owner, Melissa Damico, is facing felony charges after three dogs were found dead at her home, also on Morganthaler.