Frankfort, N.Y. - Town of Frankfort Police are still searching for who left a cage with a dog inside of it along South Side Road in Frankfort. The dog was eventually found dead.
Frankfort Officer in Charge Steve Long says someone called authorities on Saturday to report seeing the dog in a cage along the pull off area across from the old landfill on South Side Road.
Frankfort Animal Control Officer Stephanie Berowski was first to arrive on scene. She says she found the dog inside was very thin and deceased, "There was a bowl in there. I don't know if it was food or water. There was a blanket, he shredded that blanket, he tried to get out of the crate, it was a very horrific scene."
Berowski says the injuries the dog sustained appeared to be from dog fighting, "The dog was abused. He had a lot of marks on him, fighting marks, bite marks, fresh ones, old ones, he definitely suffered."
Berowski says a black pickup truck with two men inside pulled up to that pull off area across from the old landfill while she was there, "Watched what I was doing. When he saw what I was doing, he took off. When I got in my vehicle to try and get a license plate number to see if it was anything, they took off., and they took off real fast."
Herkimer County Humane Society Assistant Manager Joanne Johnson sent a statement to News Channel; 2 on the case. She said the following, "HCHS was very upset to hear of another dog found in the Frankfort vicinity that had passed away due to possible neglect and/or dog fighting. We can't help but wonder if this dog and our Fawn from last month were possibly from the same place. We strongly encourage anyone who has any information or leads that they contact proper authorities. We need to find justice for these animals and put an end to the pain and suffering for any future dogs. Its time to step up and be their voice and convict those involved. Animal laws need to be strengthened and put in place."
Long says police are still investigating this case and are urging anyone who has information to give his department a call at (315) 894-3594.
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