Fayette Regional Humane Society (FRHS) agents responded to a Bloomingburg home recently, after receiving reports from citizens, concerned about the welfare of a dog inside of a residence.
Humane Agents discovered an emaciated Great Dane with her spine, ribs, and hipbone being prominent.
"I'm glad people call us when they have a concern about the welfare of an animal so that we can remedy the situation." said Nick Marando, charging humane agent.
The dog, named Galaxy, was transported to the FRHS clinic where she weighed only 66 pounds, had internal parasites of round worms, and according to a veterinarian, bilateral entropion with inflammatory change in her eyes.
Entropion is an abnormality of the eyelids in which the eyelid "rolls" inward. It often causes the hair on the surface of the eyelid to rub against the cornea, resulting in pain, corneal ulcers or corneal erosions.
A veterinary technician also said that her body was covered in dried urine and feces.
Brittany R. Scott, 28, Bloomingburg was charged with two counts of cruelty to animals relating to the lack of nutrition and veterinary care of the dog. She pleaded not guilty in the Washington C.H. Municipal Court on Wednesday.
Galaxy was nearly 25 pounds underweight for her size, according to Executive Director Dr. Lee Schrader.
She has been treated for the internal parasites, had surgery to correct the entropion, and has gained 10 pounds since being under FRHS care.
Galaxy is a very sweet and affectionate dog. Her foster parent noted that she is good with other dogs, house trained, and knows how to sit on command. FRHS is happy to report that she has been adopted into a new loving home.