WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Update Thursday (Oct. 12):
Wichita Police Department
Wichita police say they've received several tips to follow, a couple which they say they are taking "very seriously" in the case of a starving pit bull left for dead in north Wichita.
Aadya only weighed 22 pounds when she was taken to the emergency vet hospital early this week.
We're told Aaday is recovering at the emergency hospital, eating every two hours (when she wasn't eating before) and gradually regaining strength.
Police are looking for the people who left a pit bull for dead in a north Wichita neighborhood.
They say in the early morning hours of Oct. 9, a blue 90's model van was seen in the alley in the 1800 block of N. Arkansas dropping something off and leaving.
Resident Vinny Currie saw this from a window in his home. He went out to see what was left and found a brown in color female pitbull that was nothing but skin and bones. The dog was left for dead.
"It was just really weird," Currie says of what he saw from his window. "It didn't look like trash he was putting out. It looked like something, in all honesty, I thought maybe a body or something."
After seeing what was dumped, Currie picked up the dog and took it to a local vet clinic where it is being treated, but is in extremely critical condition.
"I could feel every single bone inside of her body, and it was heartbreaking, honestly heartbreaking," Currie says.
X-rays showed a corn cob lodged in the dog's intestine and large gas pockets forming. Doctors say the dog was just hours from dying.
The dog, named, Aadya has gone through surgery to remove the cob but remains in a critical stage in her recovery.
"We don't know if this was someone's beloved pet at one point that came off of Craigslist. We don't know anything unless someone speaks and comes forward and tells us and helps us find these guys," says Randi Carter with the rescue group, Beauties and Beasts.
Police are asking for any information from the public to try and locate the suspect(s) responsible for the mistreatment of this dog.
Tips can be called into Crime Stoppers at 267-2111 or WPD Animal Services Bureau at 350-3360.