How to Handle Starvation Cases

May 30, 2017

Janette Reever, senior manager of animal crimes for The Humane Society of the United States, talks about how to handle starvation cases, which she says are some of the hardest cases.

Janette Reever, senior manager of animal crimes for The Humane Society of the United States, talks about how to handle starvation cases, which she says are some of the hardest cases.

Usually, when a starving dog is found, people will want to immediately feed the dog and give them as much food and nourishment as possible. But, it's important to keep track of their food intake and have a veterinarian prescribe how much food they should be fed daily. Their actions — how much they urinate and defecate — as well as their weight gain should be documented, as well.