ESCONDIDO, Calif. (KGTV) — Two malnourished, matted Terriers were discovered abandoned at an Escondido park this week.
The dogs were found at Mountain View Park on Sunday after a witness reported seeing someone in a grey car dumping what appeared to be a trash bag near an empty lot at about 2:30 p.m., San Diego Humane Society says.
SDHS officers responded and took the dogs to SDHS' Escondido campus. The dogs were covered in mud, fleas, and were so matted they could barely move, the society said.
The dogs tested positive for parasites and are now quarantined and undergoing treatment.
The discovery marks the second time in less than a week that dogs were found abandoned at an Escondido park.
Nine puppies were found dumped at Kit Carson Park in a dog food bag on Jan. 31.
"We want the public to know, anyone who needs help with their animals can bring them to us without judgment," Laurel Monreal, SDHS sergeant of humane law enforcement, said in a release.
SDHS law enforcement launched an animal cruelty investigation considering the critical condition of the dogs.
Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case. Anyone with information is asked to call 888-580-8477 or SDHS law enforcement at 619-299-7012.