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ANIMAL NEGLECT: Dogs rescued from Whitley Co. home

February 22, 2013

Two dogs, Albos (pictured) and Ruby, were taken from the residence of Doug Shearer Wednesday after Whitley County Sheriff’s deputy Jason Spencer found the dogs malnutritioned and chained up. According to Whitley County Sheriff’s Department records, police have been to the Shearer residence on three different occasions in regards to animals. Post & Mail photo / Nicole Ott

COLUMBIA CITY — “Each rib showed on the dog, as well as the entire contour of the spine. The hip bones also protruded out.”

In a case report, Whitley County Sheriff’s K9 handler, Jason Spencer, described the condition of two dogs he found at a rural Columbia City home Wednesday night.

The two animals, Albos and Ruby, were removed from the Doug Shearer residence at 2690 N. CR 450 E. after police found the canines severely malnutritioned.

Line Street Veterinary Hospital’s Veterinarian Carol Hainje said while both dogs are in poor condition, Albos, a male lab mix, is at least 25 pounds underweight.

According to the case report, Shearer didn’t answer the door at his home when police attempted to make contact with him.

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