Several neglected sled dogs were flown from Galena to Fairbanks over the weekend for treatment.
An investigation is underway concerning the dogs, and the fact that their owner is believed to have committed suicide.
The small Alaska huskies were found with inadequate shelter and little or no food and water in a dog yard on public land.
Two dogs were dead at the scene, according to a rescuer, and two others were in extremely weak condition.
The non-profit group Loving Companions Animal Rescue got Era Aviation to fly the dogs to Fairbanks during the weekend.