People on social media were outraged about the health of a puppy they found in a Henderson pet store.
"Is it ok for a puppy to look like that? I don't think any reasonable citizen is going to believe that this puppy looks healthy," says Gina Greisen with Nevada Voters for Animals.
13 Action News went to the pet store to see for ourselves, and took cell phone video from inside the store. The puppy looks to be skin and bones, with his ribs protruding from his chest.
Animal control stopped by Petland in Henderson this morning, and said this Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy was healthy, and could remain on display. He's 3 months, 13 pounds.
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A picture of the puppy circulated last night, and by the time the store opened Friday morning, several people were already there checking in on the puppy.
"It broke my heart," says one visitor, Vicki Callahan. "I know what my boy looked like at three months."
At three months old, the Rhodesian Ridgeback is only 13 pounds, according to those working at Petland. His weight isn't the only thing concerning those who came to visit him.
"He should be a little more animated than what he is," says Callahan.
Animal Control stopped by Friday morning, and said even though the dog is thin, he is healthy. Animal Control said they will be monitoring the puppy's weight, health, and conditions, and expect to check back in within a week.
13 Action News showed a local veterinarian, Dr. Christopher Yach, the video from outside the dog's display case. Yach says without examining the puppy, he thinks he is "severely underweight" and should be under constant vet care, not on display.
Gina Greisen with Nevada Voters for Animals says voters should bring their concerns to the city. "If you're outraged by this and you don't believe that this puppy looks healthy, contact your elected official and tell the, that's what we need," says Greisen.