Dogs rescued after being chained to tree in Duquesne for months

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DUQUESNE, Pa. - Two dogs were rescued after being chained to a tree in Duquesne for months.

Channel 11 followed animal officers on their rescue.

Reporter Brandon Hudson reports hearing cries for help when he arrived on Viola Street.

Two pit bulls, no older than 2, were tied up and left in a lot behind two vacant homes.

The Western Pennsylvania Humane Society alerted dog law enforcement officer Kenneth Ferree to the location.

The dogs were not resistant to the help.

One dog had scars around his nose and lip.

“More than likely, he was in a pretty gruesome fight,” said Ferree.

Channel 11 noticed bags of dog food among other dog items in the yard.

It was obvious the pit bulls were bored as they chewed through a dog house and tree.

“This is something we’re beginning to see, and it’s unfortunate,” said Ferree.

The person responsible for the dogs could face fines and jail time.

The pit bulls will be ready for adoption next week.

Ferree asks that if you see or hear something like this in your neighborhood to call the humane society.