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SEEKING PUBLIC’S ASSISTANCE IN ANIMAL CRUELTY INVESTIGATION

TO:                 ALL NEWS MEDIA

FROM:           PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL

DATE:            NOVEMBER 20, 2017

The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Bergen County SPCA are requesting information from the public regarding a wounded Akita-mix dog that was left at Oradell Animal Hospital on November 3, 2017 and subsequently euthanized due to its injuries.

At approximately 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 3, 2017, the Bergen County SPCA and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information that a two-year-old Akita-mix dog was left at Oradell Animal Hospital by two men who travelled in a black Lincoln Navigator with New York license plates.  The dog appeared neglected and had suffered injuries, which included a swollen hind leg, suggesting it had been trapped or otherwise tethered.  The men provided differing accounts, one claiming they found the dog in the woods in Mahwah and another that it was found at a construction site in Bergen or Rockland County.  The two men then left without entering the animal hospital or providing identification.  It is unclear if the two men are good Samaritans.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Animal Cruelty Task Force at 201-226-5632, or the Bergen County SPCA at 201-573-8900.

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