In Utica, New York, cruelty officers at CNY SPCA were notified on Thursday about a dog in trouble. When rescuers arrived, they found a severely emaciated dog left in a crate and apparently forgotten by the owners who lived in the now vacant apartment.
Within just a few hours, the young pup arrived at the CNY SPCA and in the care of the staff who immediately began attending to her needs. She has been named Lagertha, after a fictional Norway Viking warrior meaning a “strong woman.”
” She only weighed 26 pounds and was severely dehydrated as well as emaciated. She’s in foster care with one of our staff receiving fluids and monitored small meals. Thank you to the person who called us and to our officers who answered that call.”
An investigation is underway.
Updates to follow.
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