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Athens, New York
Body/Soul | Hard news | Local living
20 January 2021 10:51AM
Aaron Clause

The Columbia Greene Humane Society/SPCA (CGHS/SPCA) and the Greene County Sheriff’s Office are looking for the public’s help in locating the owner of a dog that was abandoned on Warren Stein Road in the town of Cairo in Greene County. The Cairo Dog Control Officer was called late Sunday night by a homeowner who had found an undernourished Labrador/Staffordshire Terrier mix – now named Nathan – sleeping in their shed trying to keep warm.

Nathan was brought to CGHS/SPCA where he was examined by a veterinarian. As it turned out, Nathan is 1-2 years old and is approximately twenty pounds underweight. Based on his condition, he had suffered from malnutrition and dehydration for many months. His examination placed him at a 2 on the Nestle Purina Body Condition System for canines, which is seriously emaciated. It appeared Nathan was abandoned on Warren Stein Road and was fortunate enough to be found before succumbing to starvation.

Currently, Nathan is doing great, and is expected to make a full recovery. He will be available for adoption once he is cleared by CGHS/SPCA’s veterinary/medical team.

“It’s heartbreaking to see a dog as sweet as Nathan plagued by malnutrition and being so neglected when our shelter provides free food to anyone that needs it, no questions asked. It’s my hope that the owner will be found and brought to justice,” said CGHS/SPCA President/CEO Ron Perez.

CGHS/SPCA offers free cat and dog food to the public seven days a week, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., no appointment necessary. Anyone with information about Nathan is asked to call the Greene County Sheriff’s Office at (518) 943-3300.

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