Two malnourished dogs were found chained to a tree behind a house that appeared to have been vacant since November, police say.
A York County Animal Control official alerted police that he found two pit bulls chained to a tree Friday morning in the backyard of a residence on the 500 block of East Black Street, according to a Rock Hill police report.
The dogs were found on the verge of starvation, chained to trees without food, shelter or water that wasn’t frozen.
One of the dogs had an illegal logging chain around its neck, the report states.
Utilities to the residence had been turned off last month, and police are investigating who may have left the dogs chained to the trees.
The dogs were seized by animal control.
No charges have been filed.
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