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EDISON – Police are trying to find the proprietor of an deserted or misplaced pit bull pet that authorities say was so badly malnourished and dehydrated that it could not reply to remedy and was euthanized, in keeping with a township launch. 

A Heritage Drive man discovered the white and tan pet whereas jogging Sunday morning on New Dover Highway. He introduced it house, fed it and turned it over to township Animal Management Officer Jacqueline Baird, who transported it to Backyard State Veterinary Providers within the Iselin part of Woodbridge for emergency medical remedy.

Along with being emaciated, veterinarians decided the pit bull pet – between 4 and six-months-old – had extreme bone deformities, an enlarged coronary heart and coronary heart murmur, and different inner organ illnesses, authorities mentioned.

“Our first response was to deal with the pet and restore it to well being,” animal shelter staffer Amy Ray mentioned. “Late Sunday, the veterinarian knowledgeable us the pet was struggling an excessive amount of. A humane choice was made, on this canine’s greatest curiosity, to euthanize it.”

Police Detectives Robert Ellmyer Jr. and Charles Zundel, the division’s humane regulation enforcement officers, are working with the animal shelter employees to seek out the canine’s proprietor.

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The pet didn’t have a collar, tags and was not micro-chipped.

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Anybody with data might contact the police detectives at 732-248-7400 or the Edison Animal Shelter 732-248-7278.

Susan Loyer covers Middlesex County and extra for the USA TODAY NETWORK New Jersey. Contact her at 732-565-7243 or

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