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Three charged after firefighters rescue extremely matted and neglected dog

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Posted at 12:46 PM, Nov 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-17 11:24:21-05

UPDATE: The rescued dog, named Mia, has been cleaned up! Staff at Jamestown Veterinary Hospital were able to cut her hair and started treating her medical issues. Mia, a toy poodle, will be taken to a local kennel and further cared for.

Original: Three people are facing animal cruelty charges after firefighters rescued two dogs from a home in Jamestown.

Police and firefighters found the dogs after responding to a fire this morning at 12 Mount Vernon Place. One of the dogs was extremely matted. A picture from Jamestown Police show the dog's face completed covered in matted fur. It was also covered in feces, had open sores and a large cyst on its abdomen, according to police.

The rescued dog is now in the care of a local veterinarian.

The other dog was not in need of emergency care.

David Wright, 31, William Wright, 39, and Lisa Bortz, 40, are all charged with animal cruelty.