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UPDATE: Animal Control takes custody of skinny dogs

Posted at 8:05 PM, Feb 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-24 22:28:24-05
UPDATE: The city of Las Vegas Animal Control has taken the dogs.
They are being treated at an animal hospital. Once they are cleared by a vet, they will be taken to an animal shelter. They won't be ready to be adopted until the investigation into what happened to them is wrapped up.
We asked to see the dogs, but we are not allowed to see them as they are part of the investigation.
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- A Las Vegas dog owner left with his two Great Danes Thursday afternoon, and police want to talk with him about what's going on after seeing the dogs in seemingly poor condition. This all happened after our calls to animal control.
Sadrina Ward first saw the dogs on Monday while she and her dog were on a walk near Maryland Parkway and Stewart Avenue.
"I was walking Bengal around the neighborhood and I heard some barking and we saw these Great Danes just sitting in the caged area with no food, no water," said Ward.
She got them some food and got in contact with Robert Payne with the Sin City Great Dane Rescue. 
"Almost brought tears to my eyes when I saw them this morning," said Payne.
Payne said they should be 140 to 200 pounds.
"I've never seen a Great Dane that looked like that that was properly cared for," Payne said. 
Ward and Payne both called animal control about these dogs earlier this week.
13 Action News called the city of Las Vegas Thursday to see what is being done. They sent their animal control back out to the home.
Animal control said the dogs had not improved since they first went out there to look at them on Monday. Now the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department animal cruelty unit is involved.
The city spokesman said when police went out there, the owner took the dogs in his car and drove off.