Police find owner of neglected dog with cancer

GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Police say a dog with a cancerous tumor was found roaming the streets in Gloversville, possibly left to die.

Officers say on Tuesday June 16 around midnight, the Gloversville Police Department responded to the area of Kingsboro Avenue and Prospect Avenue for a report of an injured dog walking on the street.

When they arrived they found an adult male tan colored beagle mix dog, approximately 6 to 7 years of age with what appeared to be a large open area on the dog’s back near the hips. The dog did not appear to have been hit by a car and did not have any identifiable tags.

Officers conducted a canvass of the neighborhood to attempt to locate the dog’s owner at the time of the call as well as later in the day but were unsuccessful in identifying an owner.  The animal was transported to the Regional Animal Shelter and was taken to the Johnstown Animal Clinic for veterinary services.

After being examined by a vet, the dog was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor which appeared to have gone untreated for some time, possibly due to neglect.

Gloversville Police received a tip Wednesday night which was followed up on by the police. They were able to identify a licensed owner for the dog. The dog is still at the Regional Animal Shelter and the police department is following up with the owner and gathering additional facts.

The investigation is active and ongoing.

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