State police find dog frostbitten, muzzled, hooked up to 16-pound chain on Erie beach

RAW State police find dog frostbitten, muzzled, hooked up to 16-pound chain on Erie beach

ERIE, Pa. — State police were called to Shades Beach on the Lake Erie shoreline Friday afternoon by someone who saw a dog left muzzled with a 16-pound tow chain looped around his neck.

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Troopers called a local animal shelter after finding the dog. The shelter said on social media that the dog had a basket muzzle on that was so tight it was embedded behind his ears. He had severe frostbite around his face, too.

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Once brought in to the shelter, officials said “we were thanked by kisses and full-body tail wagging.”

Troopers said they are still working to find out who left the dog.

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