Fairport, N.Y. - Animal cruelty investigators are asking for the public's help so they can find out who owned a severely neglected dog that was found Thursday in Fairport.
The dog was found near 425 Perinton Parkway, in a grassy area across from High Acres Landfill.
She is an adult light-colored terrier mix, weighing about 20 pounds.
Lollypop Farm veterinarians say that she is suffering from massive hair loss due to a skin infection caused by chronic flea allergies, massively overgrown nails, and a neurological disorder affecting her hind end preventing her from being able to walk properly.
Officers are looking for any information on vehicles or people passerby may have noticed in the area, or if someone knows who owned the dog.
"We are doing what we can to treat this dog's medical issues and keep her comfortable," explains Officer Reno DiDomenico, Humane Society Animal Cruelty Investigator and Director of Law Enforcement. "But because of the severity of her condition, we may not be able to bring her back to health. If we can find who owned this dog, we might be able to bring to justice the person who would leave a dog in this terrible condition to fend for herself."
In New York State, it is an offense for both abandonment of an animal and for failure to provide proper medical care.
If you have information that could help authorities, report it to the Humane Society Animal Cruelty Hotline at (585) 223-6500.