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Tuesday, Sep 12, 2006County: Morris
Suspect(s) Unknown - We need your help!
The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for abandoning a dog found severely emaciated on September 12 in Denville, N.J.
According to news reports and Denville animal control officer Meredith Petrillo, a resident driving through Denville found an emaciated male boxer on Palmer Road. The resident took the dog for veterinary treatment where it was determined the dog weighed only one-third of normal weight for his breed and bone structure.
The brown, black and white dog was found without collar or microchip. Authorities do not expect an owner to come forward as he or she could be responsible for the dog's condition and could be charged with both neglect and abandonment. "Every effort will be made to find a good home for this dog, once he is brought back to health," said Officer Petrillo. "'Lenny,' as we're calling him, is a wonderful little guy and gaining confidence daily."
The Denville Township Police Department is investigating this case. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Denville Township Police Department animal control officer Meredith Petrillo at 973-625-8300, Ext. 265. Reports will remain confidential.
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