Multnomah County Animal Services was alerted to Phillip and Dade by an anonymous call last October. That's when they were found by officer Sophia Condon, tethered to a pole. They were both scared, but Condon managed to win their trust. She could see just how in need of help they were.
Phillip, a poodle mix, had heavily matted fur covering his frail, emaciated body. Dade’s short hair made his starved state more readily apparent.
"They both looked so uncomfortable and defeated," Condon told The Dodo.
So, from there, she rushed them to the DoveLewis Animal Hospital for treatment.