Posted at: 08/30/2013 12:10 PM
| Updated at: 08/30/2013 5:15 PM
By: Dan Bazile
This pit bull mix was found tied to a fence near the train station.
Dan Bazile / WNYT
HUDSON -- They don't know his name or exactly where he came from. But the volunteers taking care of this dog say he's going to need a lot of help.
"In my personal opinion, one to ten, he's bouncing off that ten mark right now. But he's definitely savable," said Wes Powell, the animal control officer for the city of Hudson.
Powell picked up the pooch just after midnight Friday morning. He said Hudson Police were doing their rounds in the city when they saw two eyes near the railroad tracks by the train station. They found the dog tied to a chain link fence with a foot and a half piece of rope. They're not sure how long he'd been there. That's when they called Powell.
"It took us a while to actually get the noose onto him," Powell said. "I had to use a pole because he was a little aggressive, but not bad."
Powell said the dog was so malnourished, he had trouble walking because his hips were giving out on him. He estimated the dog only weighed about 25 to 30 pounds when the correct weight for this dog should be about 65 pounds.
"The vet checked him over already. He's totally thin, undernourished. It's going to take a while to nourish him back," he said. "Any worse than this usually we find them they're already deceased."
Powell brought him to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society where he's getting some much needed love and care. Volunteers are nursing him back to health. They might put him up for adoption in the future. For now, Hudson Police would like to have a word with the owner.
"To be tied to the fence, somebody has to know something about this dog. And please any tips so we can find the owner of this dog," Powell said.