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Rescued huskies thriving thanks to love and care

ON THE MEND: Kristal Robinson says Misty is recovering well after being rescued.
ON THE MEND: Kristal Robinson says Misty is recovering well after being rescued. Brenda Strong

WELL doggone - what a difference 11 days can make.

On July 22, huskies Misty and Lady were barely surviving - starved, covered in ticks and fleas and trapped on a Gladstone verandah, where it's alleged they'd been kept for five years.

Today, the under-weight and maimed huskies are thriving on a diet of healthy food and tender loving care.

Under the care of foster mum Kristal Robinson, Misty is gaining weight and finding that humans aren't all bad after all.

Lady is also in foster care and well on the way to good health, despite collapsing days after their rescue.

Ms Robinson said she was heartbroken by the pain and suffering Misty endured.

"It's hard to believe that people can own a dog and just not care about how skinny they are becoming," she said.

"The first day I had her (Misty) was a bit scary. I spent most of the day pulling ticks off her."

Energetic, playful and happy, Misty and Lady are astonishing their carers with their rapid recoveries.

They have gained 2kg and 4kg respectively.

Two men, aged 17 and 40, and a 33-year-old woman have been charged with animal cruelty offences.

They are due to appear in Gladstone Magistrates Court next month.

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