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Amsterdam police looking for dog abuser

Police say when this dog was found it was severely malnourished and showing signs someone may have tried to drown it. - Amsterdam Police Department

AMSTERDAM - Police in Amsterdam are looking for the people who abused a young dog.

The mixed-breed puppy, about 8 months old, was found Sunday on Union Street.

The dog is severely malnourished and shows signs that someone may have tried to drown it.

The dog, that’s been named Dolce, is currently being treated at the Montgomery County SPCA.

Police want to talk to anyone with information on who's responsible for the dog’s condition. 

Donations are also being accepted to help pay for the puppy's medical bills.

Man sentenced in pitbull cruelty case

Anthony Walker - File / WNYT

ALBANY - The man who left four pit bulls in a freezing U-Haul truck is going to jail for six months.

Anthony Walker, 31, was sentenced Tuesday morning.

In addition to the jail time, he will serve five years of probation.

During that time, he will not be allowed to own or live with any animals.

Walker is also the man accused of leaving puppies on the railroad tracks in the area of North Pearl Street in albany.

Feline Fest may help ad furry friends to local families

People looking to ad a pet to the family may want to keep this week open.

The Mohawk Hudson Humane Society is holding their seventh annual Feline Fest from July 25th through July 28th.

In addition to the Humane Society in Menands, there will be special feline adoption prices at PetSmart in Glenmont and Latham, anda Petco in Clifton Park.

On July 27th the main location in Menands will also have food and fun activities to celebrate.

For more information, please click here.

Albany County Sheriff's Department welcomes new K-9 Friend

Albany County Sheriff's Department welcomes new K-9 Friend

The Albany County Sheriff’s Office has a new four-legged member.

“Moe” is a new German Shepard K-9 dog.

The new K-9 was named in honor of retired Sr. Investigator Maureen McGuire-Honikel, who passed away in 2011 from brain cancer.

Moe will be trained in explosive detection and tracking.

His handler will be Deputy Sheriff Joseph Martel.

They will be assigned to places including the Albany International Airport and Albany County Judicial Center.

"Paws in the Park Walk" gives advice to pet owners

Pet owners can get valuable pet care advice on Saturday, while also having some fun.

The 4th Annual Paws in the Park Walk takes place at 10:30 a.m. at Siena College. (Registration is at 9 a.m.)

The annual event also helps provide information on pet ownership.

Dogs abandoned in U-Haul truck up for adoption

MENANDS - Two out of four dogs left out in a parked U-Haul truck in below freezing temperatures last month are ready for new homes. 

Gavin and Neve are both pit bull mixes.

The dogs were brought to the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society after being found in a locked truck parked at a Colonie Motel.

The other two dogs are going to foster homes.

Their owner, Anthony Walker, was charged with animal cruelty. Police say he is the same man charged in connection with the railroad puppies case.