On Friday, heartbreaking news was released about an emaciated dog who was abandoned in Cairo, New York. The young pit bull mix, dubbed Nathan, was taken under the wing of the Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA almost two weeks ago, but his health was so bad that he had to be humanely euthanized.
The animal welfare agency alerted Facebook followers of the sad news:
It is with great sadness that the Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA is reporting that Nathan, the Pitbull mix that was abandoned in Cairo on January 18, was diagnosed with terminal kidney failure related to Lyme disease associated with nephritis.
Nathan quickly endeared himself to shelter staff. The agency writes:
Nathan fast became a favorite at the CGHS/SPCA, with some staff members even cooking special diets for him to aid in his recovery. While he was in our care, Nathan was shown unconditional love and kindness, something he had clearly never experienced.
Nathan was euthanized because there were no treatment options given his advanced condition.
The authorities are still hoping to find out who abandoned this dog. The shelter writes:
To date, Nathan’s owner has not been located. If anyone has information on Nathan, please contact the Greene County Sheriff’s Office at (518) 943-3300.
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