Local police searching for women who dumped malnourished dogs outside local shelter

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ENID, Okla. - Enid police are searching for two women who allegedly dumped malnourished dogs outside of a local animal shelter.

A shelter employee discovered the dogs Friday morning.

A video taken from a surveillance camera at the Enid Animal Shelter shows two women drive up in a red SUV and open the door to two dogs out. malnourisheddogs

"This was after hours.  The gates were closed.  They actually had to go around on different property and drive across the property to get to that point to drop them off," said Captain Jack Morris.

Enid police are now involved because it is a misdemeanor to abandon animals in the city limits.

Police say there could be additional charges because of the condition of the animals.

"Those animals were highly neglected," said Morris. "The animals were very skinny and bony as if they had not been taken care of."

Police want to talk to the women to find out if they owned the dogs, if they know who owned the dogs or if they simply thought they were doing a good deed by dumping the pups at the shelter.

"Obviously we take it very serious any animals that are neglected and not taken care of and therefore we're just trying to determine who owns them," said Morris.

The vehicle in the video looks like a Chevrolet or Geo Tracker with a chrome grill and luggage rack on top.

If you have any information on the women or the animals, please call Enid police.