TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) — The dogs found on Friday have been named “Willie” and “Kate” in honor of the royal wedding, but the treatment these animals received was anything but regal.
The dogs were spotted along train tracks by Trenton Police.
It appears both dogs had their heads split open, possibly with an ax.
Willie’s gash to his head was so deep, vets performing the surgery could see the back of his eye.
As for Kate, her skull was cracked open.
Her C.T. scan shows the fracture right near her eye.
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“It’s pretty horrifying to see that somebody would do this to dogs. It’s just astounding what people do to animals,” C.A.R.E.S. Animal Hospital veterinarian Jessica Frankel said.
But despite the massive trauma both have been through, Willie and Kate are expected to make to full recovery.
“It’s amazing what people can do to dogs. It’s amazing how they can survive,” Frankel said
So now the people with Rescue Ink are taking up the case, the New York based animal rescue group will feature the dogs on its Facebook page.
“We want to see an arrest and conviction for whoever did this. We want these dogs adopted before they enter the shelter system,” Rescue Ink member Al Chernoff said.
For now the pit bull mixes will remain heavily sedated as they recover. The dogs will remain at the C.A.R.E.S. Animal Hospital throughout the weekend.
They will be turned over to Trenton Animal Control on Monday.
Reported by Todd Quinones, CBS 3