NOTTINGHAM TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Animal control officers are looking for the person who nearly starved a dog to death in Washington County.
The boxer was found abandoned along Sugar Run Road in Nottingham Township in a dangerously undernourished condition.
According to police, they've identified two suspects, though their names haven't been released.
Investigators hope to file felony charges by the end of the week.
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"She is a very sweet dog," said Glen Thompson, humane society police officer. "The owner just pulled up in a car, dumped it and then left."
The Humane Society in Washington took care of the dog, which has been nicknamed Snowy.
Humane officers are searching the area for a second malnourished dog that neighbors reported seeing.
The other dog is black and white, and possibly a boxer mix.
STARVING DOG: Washington Co. animal control officers found this abandoned dog— starved and neglected. The Washington Area Humane Society is looking for any information on her owner.— Cara Sapida (@WPXICara) December 4, 2018
The dog was found on Sugar Run Road in Nottingham Township. pic.twitter.com/gLD6vmn9T5
"He just keeps running from everybody, so we can't get a hold of him," Thompson said. "There's no excuse for the dog being in that kind of condition. It's just straight neglect."
According to a veterinarian, the dog does not have any other medical conditions and once she gains some weight, she'll be put up for adoption.
"We're going to find her a foster home where she can just chill out, eat some food and relax for a little while," Thompson said.
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