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Putnam SPCA: Abandoned Dog Found on Side of the Road

Credit: Putnam County SPCA
Credit: Putnam County SPCA
Members of the Putnam County SPCA are looking for the person who left a dog on the side of a road in frigid conditions.

The animal, a male Yorkshire terrier who is approximately 4 to 6 years old, was found at about 7:10 Friday (Dec. 27) morning, near the intersection of White Pond Road and Farmers Mills Road in Kent.

The dog was "huddled in a small black metal pet crate in a snowy patch of property" just off the side of the road, according to authorities.

A passerby made the discovery and contacted the Kent Police Department. The town dog control officer then retrieved the dog, the SPCA said.

Here's what officials said in a statement:

The Putnam County SPCA is asking for any information regarding the owner of this dog or the person who placed the dog at said location in freezing temperatures. Any information regarding this or any instance of animal cruelty should be made to the Putnam County SPCA at 845-520-6915. Calls can be anonymous. Abandonment of animals in New York State is a misdemeanor crime punishable by imprisonment for not more than one year, or by a fine of not more than $1,000 or by a combination of both. 

Carmine Dipippo December 30, 2013 at 10:06 AM
I hope the scumbag that did this is reading this if he /she can read, I hope that some one finds you and does to you what you did to the dog .... But remember this asshole there is a special place in hell waiting for you..
Jennifer Amatulli December 30, 2013 at 11:58 AM
People are disgusting, I hope these people go to jail!
Betsy Lazary Ern December 30, 2013 at 12:21 PM
This is so upsetting!! If the dog needs a home, please post that too.
Agatha Ginther December 31, 2013 at 02:12 AM
Some people truly disgust me....they are the ones who are animals!!
Carolyn Adams December 31, 2013 at 08:02 PM
This is a very strange story (sad and upsetting as others have said). Poor little thing. I almost wonder if it was an act of revenge on someone else... does Patch have any updates on what occurred here? I feel there's more to this story than meets the eye ...
Denise L January 05, 2014 at 11:49 AM
Is there a update on the dog? And I'm sure if you offer a reward someone will come forward then...there r no good people left to come forward to just do a good deed..iI hope who ever did this falls and breaks there neck...(insert many bad words here)

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