Public’s help sought in Schenectady Police dog investigation; Pitbull found emaciated, later dies


SCHENECTADY – City police are asking for the public’s help in an investigation into an emaciated dog found on the side of a city street, a dog that later died.

The dog was discovered at about 8 a.m. Monday by a concerned resident on Cresse Avenue. The resident found the dog laying on the side of the road in the snow, police said. Cresse Avenue runs off Rosa Road, along Stinmetz Park in the city’s Northside neighborhood.

Officers responded and found a gray male pitbull that appeared to be young and was severely emaciated, police said.


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The officers were able to place the dog into their patrol car and drive him directly to a local animal hospital. But, due to the dog’s grave condition, he died that evening, police said.

The dog had no collar and no microchip with identifying information, police said.

Anyone who may know anything is asked to call police at 518-382-5200 ext. 5655, police said.

Police also asked any residents who may have cameras in the area to check them for times prior to 8 a.m. Monday.

“Because we do not know how the dog arrived on the side of Cresse Avenue, we are asking residents in surrounding neighborhoods to check their cameras as well,” police said in a release.

The incident remained under investigation.

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