HUDSON, N.Y. – Police is Hudson are saying they found a starved dog early this morning.
The Hudson police department took photos of the dog soon after officers spotted him during a routine patrol around 12:30AM. His rib cage is clearly visible.
Authorities tell NEWS10 the pit-bull mix was found tied to a fence in a remote area behind the Hudson train station. They say it took a while to bring him in because he was aggressive, likely the result of being scared and weak.
He was immediately taken to the Columbia Greene Humane Society where they found out he weighed 25 pounds, although he should weigh about 90 pounds. The dog has been treated and the vet says he should make a full recovery.
Now the focus turns to tracking down the owner responsible and Wes Powell, the animal control officer for Hudson had a message for them… "if there's a known owner come forward and face it now because there will be charges and I hope someone will tip us off. Call the Hudson police department with any tips, any ideas, any thoughts. Somebody has got to see this dog in this condition a month ago. It did not happen overnight getting into this condition."