Jackson, a four-year-old pit bull, had less than a 5% chance of survival when the decision was made to put him down yesterday.
A complaint led SCRAPS animal protection officers to a scene where they found Jackson with visual evidence of starvation. He was rushed to a veterinary office for emergency medical care.
A witness said Jackson had been to a vet about two weeks prior. Records at SCRAPS said during that checkup, he weighed 51 pounds. Yesterday he weighed 38 pounds.
SCRAPS reported: "The veterinarian treating Jackson made the determination that due to the extreme nature of his health and other complicating factors it was necessary to humanely euthanize him to end his suffering."