25 abused dogs rescued in Mat-Su

Veterinarians in the Matanuska-Susita valley are caring for 25 severely emaciated and dehydrated sled dogs. The animals were removed from two properties in Lazy Mountain this week.The Borough says Doug Bartko owns all the dogs, but transferred 13 to his brother’s property after animal care officers first contacted him on Friday. Borough Animal Care chief Dave Allison says the dogs Bartko moved were the worst off. Many were very close to death.

Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage