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Abused puppy brought to Mohawk Hudson Humane Society

The Record logo The Record 8/13/2022 The Record, Troy, N.Y.

Aug. 13—MENANDS, N.Y. — On Thursday, August 11, a 10- to 14-week-old puppy was brought to Mohawk Hudson Humane Society (MHHS). Named Asha by MHHS, the dog had severe injuries and showed fractures and bruises in various stages of healing, a sign that the abuse happened over a period of time.

Schenectady Police were initially called to the scene on Tuesday, Aug. 9 and they found Asha severely injured and unable to stand on her own. Animal Control promptly removed the dog and brought her to the emergency vet where she received critical lifesaving treatment. Asha is now stable and at MHHS, but will require intensive care on her journey to recovery.

MHHS is grateful to its partners in the Schenectady Police Department and Schenectady SPCA for their prompt response and care of Asha. The case is ongoing with known person(s) of interest.

Officials said the abused animals rely on us to be their voice in times of crisis. If you witness or hear something, do not ignore it. Take action. Write down any details and contact local law enforcement or MHHS for help. MHHS added that they are grateful to the person who alerted police to Asha's abuse.

"The Schenectady Police Department condemns animal cruelty. We investigate and prosecute these cases to hold all abusers responsible," said Lieutenant Mike Dalton of the Schenectady Police Department. Schenectady PD is providing $1,000 towards the emergency veterinary care Asha received.

Animals who sustain these types of injuries require extensive and costly care. If you would like to support Asha and the dozens of pets like her currently in MHHS, go to mohawkhumane.org/asha.

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