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Prosecutor: Motives Unclear Of Men Who Left Wounded Dog At Paramus Hospital

If you recognize the Akita or have information that could help authorities, please contact the prosecutor’s  Animal Cruelty Task Force at (201) 226-5632 or the Bergen County SPCA: (201) 573-8900.
If you recognize the Akita or have information that could help authorities, please contact the prosecutor’s Animal Cruelty Task Force at (201) 226-5632 or the Bergen County SPCA: (201) 573-8900. Photo Credit: COURTESY: Bergen County SPCA
The people who brought the Akita to the animal hospital gave conflicting stories, then abruptly left, authorities said.
The people who brought the Akita to the animal hospital gave conflicting stories, then abruptly left, authorities said. Photo Credit: COURTESY: Bergen County SPCA
The dog was "covered in mud, soaking wet, with a swollen hind leg and wound that might suggest a tether of some type."
The dog was "covered in mud, soaking wet, with a swollen hind leg and wound that might suggest a tether of some type." Photo Credit: COURTESY: Bergen County SPCA

PARAMUS, N.J. -- Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal renewed the call on Monday for help finding two men who dumped a severely injured dog at the Oradell Animal Hospital in Paramus earlier this month.

The 2-year-old Akita mix -- believed to have come from in or around Mahwah or southern Rockland County -- had to be euthanized after being dropped off on Nov. 3 "due to severity of injuries and to alleviate suffering," Bergen County SPCA Chief Roni Wildoner said

He was "covered in mud, soaking wet, with a swollen hind leg and wound that might suggest a tether of some type," Wildoner said.

The occupants of a black Lincoln Navigator with New York license plates came to the hospital around 5 p.m. Friday, giving conflicting stories of finding the wounded dog either in the woods in Mahwah or at a Rockland County construction site, Wildoner said.

They didn't go inside and left without providing any identification, she said.

"It is unclear if the two men are good Samaritans," Grewal, the county prosecutor, added on Monday.

If you recognize the Akita or have information that could help authorities, please contact the prosecutor’s  Animal Cruelty Task Force at (201) 226-5632 or the Bergen County SPCA: (201) 573-8900 .

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