HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A dog is recovering after it was brought to a Long Island animal shelter in “horrible condition” last week, the Suffolk County SPCA said.
A man found the Shih Tzu-type dog in an abandoned house in Lindenhurst and brought it to the Town of Babylon Animal Shelter on July 17, according to the organization.
It’s not clear how long the dog had been in the house. Roy Gross, Chief of the Suffolk County SPCA, said it may have been dumped there.
Neighbors said the last tenants moved out almost a year ago, but it wasn’t believed they owned a dog.