Both dogs were dumped in the dog exercising area of the Shelter and one was spotted walking towards the busy A1198 when staff arrived for work this morning.
Hope, a rough coated tan terrier is believed to be about six years old. She is extremely emaciated and only weighs 3.7kg, which is less than half what her average weight should be.
Hope has been put on a drip and will be closely monitored over the coming days.
Buttons, a chocolate coloured cross breed puppy, is also very thin and has a very bad case of worms.
Both dogs required urgent medical treatment and will receive round the clock care from Wood Green’s team of dedicated vets and nurses.
Chief executive of Wood Green Animal Shelters, Dennis Baker OBE said: “We are all extremely shocked and distressed at Hope and Buttons’ condition. There is no doubt that it will be touch and go with Hope over the coming days.
“Our main priority now is to make them both as comfortable as possible while we try to treat their many ailments.
“All of the staff are working extremely hard to ensure Hope and Buttons receive the best love, care and attention they need for a speedy recovery.
“To allow an animal to reach this state of neglect is criminal and would warrant prosecution under the Animal Welfare Act.”
Anyone with information about these two dogs is asked to call the Charity on 0844 248 8181.