A starving dog found in western Wisconsin has prompted local authorities to investigate what led to the dog's emaciated condition.
The Dunn County Sheriff's Office has asked the public to help identify the owners of a "severely malnourished" dog that was found north of Menomonie in the area of State Highway 79 and County Road J in Sherman Township.
The sheriff's office provided two photos of the dog, one of it standing on all four legs and another of it lying down, providing more scale to the severity of the condition it was in when found.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Dunn County Sheriff's Office by calling 715-232-1348 and use the reference number 19-12355. Anonymous contact can be made through Dunn County CrimeStoppers.
In response to many requests from the public asking how to help, donations are being accepted through the Dunn County Humane Society, which is where the dog is now being cared for.