AUSTIN (KXAN) - Five dogs were taken from a south Austin home on Friday afternoon by Animal Protection due to obvious signs of malnourishment.
According to the Austin Animal Center, they received a call from a neighbor on Friday morning indicating there were several underfed dogs at a home in the 6200 block of Woodhue Drive.
APD's Animal Cruelty division went out in the morning to investigate and by 3 p.m., Animal Protection went to the home to pick up the six dogs.
"When the officers arrived and attempted to collect the animals, one [dog] did run off and escape," said Chris Noble, Deputy Chief with Animal Services Office. "We provided food and water for the animal, if and when it returns, and we will periodically come back and check to see if it comes back."
The owner surrendered the animals to the City and authorities are investigating this as an animal cruelty by neglect case.
Any criminal charges against the owner will be determined by the Austin Police Department.
After the animals are thoroughly checked by the veterinarian, the Austin Animal Center hopes the community will step in to help foster the dogs.
"We will certainly love to have people volunteer to foster these animals during their recovery period," said Noble.
If you would like to foster a pet, call 512-974-2000 or visit the City's website.
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