Malnourished dog found in Utah desert on the mend

January 17, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A malnourished dog believed to have survived for weeks in a barren Utah desert is on the mend after being found by a man riding off-road west of Salt Lake City.

Matt Bentley said Tuesday the dog had lost all her hair to a skin disease caused by mites when he found her in the west desert. He loaded the pup into his Jeep, got her some food and took her to a veterinarian for treatment.

It’s unclear how the dog ended up in the desolate area with little to eat or drink, but Lila Oulson with the Utah Animal Adoption Center says she likely would have died within days if she wasn’t found.

She says the dog is expected to recover and be adopted if no family comes forward.

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