Two dogs sealed in box, tossed from moving truck recover from fleas & deprivation in Overland Park

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MERRIAM, Kan. -- Two dogs, now named Itchy and Scratchy because they are infested with fleas, are receiving urgent care, including a blood transfusion, after someone threw them from a moving truck on Wednesday.

They were taped inside a cardboard box that was labeled "Garage Sale".  Thankfully, a person driving behind the truck noticed a head pop out of the box and stopped.

The driver/rescuer took the dogs to the Merriam Veterinary Care Center. They were then transferred to BluePearl Veterinary Partners for a blood transfusion.

The dogs are in very poor condition.

Itchy is a Shih Tzu mix, approximately one-year old. Scratchy is a brown Chihuahua mix, approximately five-years old.

They are too skinny, so emaciated that you can see their backbones. We're told the skin inside their ears and gums are snow white.

And they have a terrible case of fleas.

Great Plains SPCA is hoping for donations to cover the cost of bringing them back to good health.

If you care to help, click here.

"Both dogs have an obscene amount of fleas, the photo showing Scratchy’s coat," said Rachel Hodgson of Great Plains SPCA.
"Both dogs have an obscene amount of fleas, the photo showing Scratchy’s coat," said Rachel Hodgson of Great Plains SPCA.
"Both dogs have extreme emaciation, this photo showing Itchy’s backbone and ribs," said Hodgson.
"Both dogs have extreme emaciation, this photo showing Itchy’s backbone and ribs," said Hodgson.

Scratchy and Itchy

The box Itchy and Scratchy were tossed out in (from Great Plains SPCA)
The box Itchy and Scratchy were tossed out in (from Great Plains SPCA)

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