Police in Genesee County, New York, have launched an animal cruelty investigation after the discovery of a badly neglected, starved puppy. According to the Democrat & Chronicle, the five-month-old pup was found on Thursday in Stafford – outside of Batavia.
The starved puppy
The mixed breed puppy, found near Route 33 and Prole Road, was turned over to the authorities on Thursday night and then, transferred to the Genesee County Animal Shelter. The pup, who was badly dehydrated and malnourished, has been dubbed Opal.
On Oct. 6, the shelter posted an update for Facebook followers:
Opal’s bloodwork today shows that she is improving. She is eating and drinking, has been walking and even barking! She is in foster and under expert care. We are not accepting applications at this time. If Opal becomes available for adoption, we will make an announcement. We are not anticipating that will be anytime soon.
Anyone with information about this starved puppy is asked to come forward. Please contact Sheriff Deputy Kevin Forsyth at 585-345-3000 x3233. Due to the nature of the wounds present on the puppy, this is being investigated as animal cruelty.
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