Cancer-stricken dog found starving in south Wichita dies

WICHITA, Kan. January 9, 2019


The Wichita Animal Action League says an emaciated dog with found running the streets just after the new year has died.

Penny declined in health and had to be euthanized.

"We knew this was coming but it doesn't make it any easier," said the organization.

WAAL spent the past week trying to locate Penny's owners knowing she did not have long to live.

Veterinarians said Penny had dropped about 20 pounds since September.


January 2, 2019

Wichita police and the Wichita Animal Action League are looking for the owners of a dog they say has less than one month to live because she has terminal cancer.

The dog, Penelope Blue, "Penny," was found running the streets near the 1800 block of South Broadway. Penny is emaciated with her skeletal structure visible.

"There is no way that a dog gets this skinny in your care and you don't notice," WAAL founder Sarah Coffman says. "The obvious assumption is that you would see this and know something is wrong. To my best knowledge, Penny's owners did not seek veterinary care and by state standards, that does constitute neglect."

Veterinarians say Penny has dropped about 20 pounds since September. For now, she's alert and happy, but that won't last long, vets say

Police are asking anyone who may know Penny or her owners to let them know.