HUDSON, N.Y. -- A shocking case of animal abuse out of Hudson. A dog, weighing a fraction of what it should weigh, was discovered near the Amtrak train station.
Police spotted the pit bull mix a little after midnight on Friday. Officers say a foot of rope was used to tie the dog to a chained fence.
An animal control officer says the five-year-old dog weighs about 25 pounds when it should weigh roughly 90 pounds.
"We tried to put a catch pole on him. He was a little aggressive, which is understandable, because he was not fed. He has eaten. So we tried some treats, gained his trust a little and finally got a catch pole on him. We were able to lift him up and get him into a crate so we could get him to the Humane Society," said Wes Powell, Animal Control Officer for the City of Hudson.
Police are trying to figure out who the owner is. If you have any information, you're urged to call Hudson Police.