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Friday, Feb 20, 2009County: Suffolk
Charges: Felony CTA
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Just three weeks ago, a two year old dog was left for dead discovered in an abandoned apartment in Dorchester.
The pup, named Chickadee by rescue workers, was discovered by the landlord after the tenant moved out. The animal was left to fend for itself.
"She was really close to starvation mode, where we may not have been able to save her" said Alan Borgal, of the Animal Rescue League of Boston.
Chickadee was extremely emaciated, left starved with severe wounds.
While officials are sympathetic to the plight of people falling on hard times in a crumbling economy, they said they won't tolerate abuse or neglect of an animal.
"They've committed a crime; this is punishable under animal cruelty statutes, and it's a felony. This dog had to suffer and there was no reason for it," Borgal said.
Law enforcement officials are looking for the person that abandoned the dog. They will face prosecution and up to five years in jail.
"There is an investigation going and we're encouraging people not to wait until they're in that position and to please try and think of the animal," Borgal said.
- MSNBC - March 7, 2009
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