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Animal rescue volunteers called for county officials and the City of Los Angeles Animal Cruelty Task Force to investigate animal abuse allegations against dog owners after a Cocker Spaniel dog named "Ollie" was surrendered severely emaciated, clinging to life.
Ollie, an 8-year-old Chocolate Cocker Spaniel currently under the care of veterinarians at The Pet Doctors of Sherman Oaks, is being treated for multiple infections, loss of fur, maggots in his chest area, starvation and a missing jaw.
"When we shaved him, maggots were found crawling all through and over his chest and belly and he had scalded urine stains," Leave No Paws Behind, Inc. said in a Facebook post. "The horrors Ollie has known over these last six months is heartbreaking however Ollie is now safe from all harm, loved and he knows his life matters."
"So within six months this animal went from being 26-27 pound very healthy Cocker Spaniel to 14 pounds and the way you see him today," said Toby Wisneski, CEO and Founder of Leave No Paws Behind, Inc.
Toby Wisneski, CEO and Founder of Leave No Paws Behind, Inc., a non-profit that rescues special needs and senior animals adopted him and made him a promise to hold those responsible accountable.
"He has got a will to live and you know what, as long as he wants to keep going, we are going to keep going with him, and we are going to be here with him every step of the way, and we are going to assure him and promise him [that] it's never going to happen again, never again," said Wisneski.
Ollie's medical bills are extensive. If you would like to make a donation towards medical bills for Ollie and other animals at Leave No Paws Behind, Inc., you can do so by clicking here.