Tuesday, July 12, 2011

UPD investigating dog abuse case

From The Observer-Dispatch

Utica police are investigating an animal abuse case involving two pit bulls found Tuesday morning.

Police and animal control officers responded to a call of a dog left outside in the area of Jay and Nichols streets and found a black, female pit bull mix who was “very emaciated,” according to police. The dog was malnourished and showed other signs of abuse, police said.

The officers then learned another dog who looked exactly the same that had run into a nearby house, polic esiad. They found the dog hiding under a table in the house; and the neighbors said the dog did not belong there and that they’d never seen the dog before.

The second dog was in a similar condition as the first one, and from their interaction, they appear to be sisters, police said. They are about six months old, police said.

One had a blue/red/black collar on, while the other was wearing a choke color, police said. They sould weigh about 45 pounds but are 23 and 25 pounds, respectively, police said.

Police are asking people with information on the dogs’ owners to call 223-3500 or 735-3301, police said.

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