Malnourished dog is on the mend

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MANITOWOC, Wis. (WBAY)-- A neglected dog rescued in Manitowoc last week is on the mend.

Her name is Helena. She had been living in a basement surrounded by feces, and she didn't have food and water.

Another dog was found dead.

The Lakeshore Humane Society has reached out to the Humane Society of the United States for help, to hold the owners accountable.

"We need to make sure this does not get ignored, too many times these situations happen and people don't get charged," said Tina Nichols of the Lakeshore Humane Society. "It's a misdemeanor or just brushed off and we can't continue to let that happen."

The Manitowoc D.A. says she's already received some emails, and will likely file charges on Thursday.