"Looking at the scars covering their bodies, in particular 'Whip Girl,' it is believed they had been beaten off their prey more than once," Dale said.
The dogs suffered from sores and malnutrition. Some had tumors and some had eye problems. One dog had to be rushed to the veterinary hospital to have her eye removed.
Because the dogs were terribly thin, a handyman who lives on CLAW's property made sure that the starving dogs got small meals all evening during their first night at the shelter, to help them slowly expand their shrunken stomachs.
One dog, so weak and tired, lay down in the food bowl as he was eating.