Animal abuse investigators are hunting for monstrous pet owners after two horrifically abused dogs were found Friday abandoned at a San Bruno condo complex.
A resident said she found the neglected terrier mixes near an outdoor carport at Peninsula Place, 1125 Cherry Ave., said the Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA.
Staffers at a San Mateo veterinary hospital said the dogs were in the worst condition they had ever seen and had to be euthanized.
The pooches, a female about 4 years old and a male about 10 years old, were unable to walk and were extremely matted, with their coats soaked in urine and caked with feces, investigators said.
The female was missing a front right paw, had a fractured pelvis and also a broken left leg with an exposed bone that was rounded at the edges. She was thin, weighing just 11 pounds after 7 pounds of matted fur were removed.
The male, a black-and-white terrier mix, also was extremely thin and had a pronounced heart murmur, an extremely enlarged heart, pale gums and a broken leg. Also malnourished, he weighed about 8 pounds after more than 6 pounds of fur were removed.
Since the dogs did not have fleas or maggots, they were likely kept indoors at all times, the humane society said. Spokesman Scott Delucchi said his agency is sickened that their owners “tossed them out like trash.”
“We are as outraged as we would expect the public to be,” he said.
The humane society is offering a $5,000 reward to anyone who can lead them to the cruel pet owners, who might be torturing other animals, Delucchi said.