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Authorities search for person who nearly starved dog to death

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.


"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.

"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.