The two female black Labradors that were found alive this weekend in a house with 31 dead cats might be put up for adoption.
The dogs are currently being held at the Wichita Animal Shelter. The shelter will evaluate the dogs Friday to determine whether they are suitable for adoption, said animal control supervisor Dennis Graves. If they pass the evaluation, the Humane Society will start looking for adoptive families.
The dogs’ general health condition is good, Graves said.
“They’ve got some hair loss, probably from fleas,” he said. “They’re just being fed regularly and watered, and they are eating and drinking, which is always a good sign.”
The dogs were nervous, but not aggressive, when they arrived at the shelter a few days ago, Graves said.
Police found them in a house Saturday, along with 31 dead cats, at 235 N. Green. The dogs were feeding on the cats, according to police, who are now investigating possible criminal charges in the case. The house had been inhabited by a 69-year-old woman, who told police she had been checking on the animals daily.
Abandoning or leaving animals without provisions for their proper care is considered a form of cruelty to animals under Kansas law. The maximum penalty is a year in jail, as well as a maximum $2,500 fine.