GRANITE CITY, Ill — When Pound Pets rescue and shelter found Belle, she was barely 30 pounds and the definition of skin and bones, hardly conscious and unable to walk.

A week later, she is making a slow but steady recovery.

Her foster dad, Barry Kibbler, works at the clinic where rescuers first brought Belle. He's assisting with the round-the-clock feeding and care necessary at this point.

Granite City investigators are aware of the situation.

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