Mud-covered, hurt dog dropped off mysteriously — then put down
A dog that was brought to the Oradell Animal Hospital under questionable circumstances on Friday was put down just a few days later, according to the Bergen County SPCA.
The dog, identified as an Akita, was brought to the hospital on Friday night by people who claimed they found the dog "either" in the woods in Mahwah or at a construction site in Rockland County, New York, according a Facebook post by the Bergen County SPCA. The SPCA hasn't yet returned a call seeking more information, including about on how the people who dropped off the dog described the situation.
The two left without the hospital without going inside or providing identification.
According to the SPCA’s Facebook post, the dog was “soaking wet, covered in mud and had a wounded swollen hind leg that might suggest a trap or tethering.”
After the initial post on Saturday, the SPCA posted an update that the dog had to be put down.
“There were extensive injuries and to alleviate the pain and suffering it was necessary,” the post said.
The SPCA said the investigation is ongoing and asked anyone with information about the dog to call 201-573-8900.
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