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Dog with corn cob lodged in intestines left for dead

Doctors say the pit bull was only hours away from dying. (Source: KWCH-DT/CNN) Doctors say the pit bull was only hours away from dying. (Source: KWCH-DT/CNN)

WICHITA, KS (KWCH/CNN) – A pit bull weighing only 22 pounds was found abandoned in an alley, hours away from death with a corn cob lodged in her intestines, doctors say.

Police are looking for the person responsible for dumping the pit bull, named Aadya, and leaving her for dead.

Doctors say the dog had been starved to death for weeks before Vinny Currie found her in a Wichita, KS, alley, just outside his home.

From his bedroom window, Currie saw someone get out of a van and drop off something in a white sheet in the alley early Monday morning.

"It was just really weird. It didn't look like trash that he was putting out. it looked like something. In all honesty, I thought maybe a body,” Currie said.

Currie went out to see what had been left behind and found Aadya, a pit bull who was nothing but skin and bones.

"I could feel every single bone inside of her body, and it was heartbreaking,” Currie said.

The man called a local animal rescue group to help care for Aadya, and they rushed her to an emergency veterinarian.

"You could almost see her lungs moving and her heart beating because there's no fat,” said Randi Carter with the animal rescue group.

Doctors say the pit bull was just hours from dying. X-rays showed a corn cob lodged in her intestines and large gas pockets forming.

Aadya has since gone through surgery to remove the cob, but she is in the most critical stage of her recovery.

Currie says he’s glad his curiosity got the best of him that night and he was able to help Aadya.

"Nothing breathing or living deserves to be treated like that and dumped for death. They need to pay, and they need to pay at the highest price,” he said.

Police are asking for any information for the public to try and locate the suspect(s) responsible for Aadya’s mistreatment.

"We don't know if this was someone's beloved pet at one point that came off of Craigslist. We don't anything unless somebody speaks up and comes forward and tells us and helps us find these guys,” Carter said.

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