Dogs Abandoned in House — and One Was Forced to Eat the Other
CARNEYS POINT — An emaciated dog found in an abandoned house is being nursed back to health in hopes of finding her a new home.
The boxer/beagle named Ruth weighed just 29 pounds when police found it feeding on a dead dog, according to the Salem County Humane Society.
Ruth, estimated to be 4 or 5 years old, tested positive for Lyme disease and volunteers are helping the god gain weight so it can receive vaccinations and get spayed.
The SCHS set up a Facebook donation page to help with Ruth's care.
Ruth is staying with a SCHS volunteer, which will prepare the dog for adoption.
The Salem County Prosecutor's Office did not immediately return a message seeking additional information about the circumstances of Ruth's discovery.