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Thursday, Jan 15, 2009County: New Castle
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Suspect(s) Unknown - We need your help!
Officials at the Delaware SPCA are asking for the public's help in locating the owner of a Doberman Pinscher canine that was found this morning in the Rockford Park area of Wilmington.
Animal Control Officers Nicholas Pepe and David Sloan were sent to the 2600 block of W. 17th St. shortly before 10 a.m. for reports of a dog in distress.
They arrived to find a brown male Doberman Pinscher that was emaciated and suffering from exposure from the cold.
"The dog was left outside and was literally freezing to death," Pepe said.
The canine was taken to Windcrest Animal Hospital in critical condition, Pepe said.
"It is possible that the owner is frantically looking for the dog and it is also possible that the dog was no longer wanted and simply abandoned," he said.
The Delaware SPCA spent thousands of dollars in 2008 from it's "Second Chance Fund" providing emergency care for animals.
The funding comes directly from the public and without their donation providing this emergency care would not be possible, Pepe said.
Anyone who recognizes the injured dog, knows his owner or might have seen someone disposing of him in the area, is asked to call Sloan or Pepe at 998-2281.
- Delaware Online - Jan 15, 2009
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