We spoke with John Treen, Shelter Manager for Stevens-Swan Humane Society about the dog found in New Hartford extremely emaciated and malnourished.

The Humane Society calls her Hope, as they HOPE she has a full recovery. She has a long road ahead, but they think she'll make a full recovery. Once she's healthy, she'll be up for adoption. If you would like to be considered as her forever pet parent, you can get started on the adoption process here. Right now though, she is being loved and cared for during her healing process.

Stevens-Swan Humane Society

Hope was turned into the shelter by a concerned citizen who found her wandering around on Oneida Street in New Hartford. Upon her initial medical exam, they quickly discovered that she was EXTREMELY engorged and knew she recently had a litter of puppies. Treen said when a female dog is feeding her puppies, she can lose weight, but this situation is way beyond that. Hope was starving. They don't know how many puppies she had, where they are or if they're even alive.

Treen said a police report was filed with the New Hartford Police Department Animal Control Department and if you feel you have information that can help this investigation to please contact them at 315- 724-7111. No word on any arrests made in connection with this case.

Stevens-Swan Humane Society is asking for donations to help Hope and others like her. Follow this link if you can help.