ARMSTRONG COUNTY, PA -- Armstrong County humane police officers (HPOs) thank the community for its support in the case of the Chocolate Lab that was abandoned in Plum Creek Township.
On Thursday, Nov. 17, the dog was discovered along the side of a remote dirt road, along with a bag of dog food and bowl of water. He is very afraid and runs from anyone who stops.
The dog has been spotted only once since Thursday: on Sunday he was lying in the same spot, still awaiting his owner's return.
HPOs, along with the Armstrong County Dog Warden, set traps in hopes of catching the elusive canine. Those living in the area are on the lookout and plan to be especially vigilant during hunting season, which begins Saturday.
It is important that anyone seeing the dog call the HPO and not try to catch the dog. If pursued, the dog will likely leave the area, making rescue almost impossible.
Anyone with information on the person who left this dog is encouraged to call. The person who abandoned this dog will face criminal charges when apprehended.
The number to call for this case only is 724-954-9515.
This case has shown the need for a trail cam for the Armstrong County Humane Program. To donate for the trail cam or learn more about the humane program or laws protecting animals in Pennsylvania, visit www.humaneanimalallies.org.
Humane Animal Allies promotes respect and compassion for all living creatures in the hearts and minds of those in our community.