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Police in Watertown, Massachusetts, Looking for Owner of 'Severely Emaciated' Pit Bull

The dog has numerous lesions that may be cigarette burns and each ear has a small notch cut into it

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    Police in Watertown, Massachusetts, are looking for the public's help in identifying the owner of a severely emaciated pit bull that wandered into a local Home Depot store over the weekend. (Published Tuesday, June 7, 2016)

    Police in Watertown, Massachusetts, are looking for the public's help in identifying the owner of a severely emaciated pit bull that wandered into a local Home Depot store over the weekend.

    Police said the dog wandered into the Home Depot on Arsenal Street around 6 a.m. Saturday.

    The animal had numerous lesions that might be cigarette burns and each ear has a small notch cut into it. The dog weighs 26 pounds, which police said is less than half of what a healthy weight would be for this breed.

    Watertown Police Chief Michael Lawn said, "He's doing well but he's in poor condition. He was a body score of one which means he has no fat or muscle on his body"

    This emaciated pit bull wandered into a local Home Depot over the weekend.
    Photo credit: Watertown Police

    The dog is very friendly, and is being called "Sully Doe" until police can positively identify it.

    Animal Control Officer Karen O'Reilly said, "We're interested in where the dog came from, who is the caretaker, just to make sure no other animals are being abused as well."

    Anyone who recognizes the dog or has any information that could help identify the owner is asked to call Watertown Animal Control Officer Karen O'Reilly at 617-972-6446.


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