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Starved dogs found in Wilbraham on the road to recovery

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

After a touch-and-go few days, it appears three dogs found abused and neglected in Wilbraham are going to survive.

The smallest of the three dogs we're told was found on the brink of death with just moments away from being euthanized.

On Thursday, that dog they call Damsel, and her two companions have turned a corner.
 
Although you can still see the spines and lean body mass of 8-year old pit bull Pebbles, and 3-year old Oreo, they're doing remarkably well, and even happy.
 
Pam Peebles with the Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Shelter in Springfield told Western Mass News tells Damsel was the worst case of starvation they had ever seen.
 
"The veterinarian made a very difficult decision, she said this dog has a 95 percent chance of dying, and I think we should make a euthanasia decision," said Peebles. 
 
But a remarkable thing happened that shocked even the veterinarian.
 
"The euthanasia solution was drawn up to end her in peace and that little girl picked her head up, looked at the vet, looked at the animal control officer, I guess you could fill in, as if to say what?," Peebles added/ 
 
Damsel is still not out of the woods, but that veterinarian, has not left her side since our story first aired last Friday
 
"We're really grateful to the viewers because so many great leads came in, great tips," Peebles continued. 
 
She said that thanks to those leads, Springfield police are close to finding the dog's owner. 
 
"I think that what is so horrifying is that we have a gift in western Massachusetts of having strong animal organizations. If you need help, just call us," Peebles noted.  
 
So many people have inquired about adopting those dogs, but Peebles said at this point, they are considered evidence. 

Anyone with information about the dogs is asked to contact Springfield police at 413-787-6325 or T.J. O'Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center at 413-781-1484. 

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