TRENTON - The New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is seeking information on two wounded pit bulls found roaming the streets of Trenton last Thursday night.

Officials say the dogs look as though someone came after them with an ax or hammer, but they are still trying to figure out exactly how they wound up in such bad shape. The pooches were named Willie and Kate by their rescuers, after the royal couple who were married last Friday.

The NJSPCA says Trenton Animal Control caught the injured dogs and brought them to a veterinary hospital in Langhorne, Pa. They've been stitched up and are healing nicely.

According to the SPCA, the dogs' owners believe Willie and Kate were stolen from their yard and attacked. They've surrendered the animals because they can't afford the $6,000 vet bill.

A woman in Trenton told News 12 New Jersey she believed that the injuries were likely the result of someone attempting to defend themselves from the dogs, but caregivers say they've seen no sign of aggression.

NJ - SPCA Hotline: 1.800.582.5970Kate & Willie Medical