- Associated Press - Thursday, August 11, 2016

ATLANTA (AP) - Two people are facing charges after a puppy was found nearly starved to death in DeKalb County.

News outlets report 24-year-old Taylor Thomas and 46-year-old Felicia White are charged with animal cruelty.

DeKalb County police say officers discovered the 6-week-old pit bull at a home after receiving a tip.

Police Sgt. TC Medlin says the dog was so lethargic that detectives thought it was dead until the animal lifted its head and blinked its eyes.

Police also confiscated another dog with a collar embedded in its neck.

Veterinarians say it’s one of the worst cases of animal cruelty they have seen.

Jessica Wamsley, with Lifeline Animal Project, says the puppy, who needed 24-hour care, is getting back to a healthy weight and should be ready for adoption once he’s neutered.

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