Young Dog Found Abandoned in Apartment

Sunday, Oct 20, 2013  |  Updated 10:11 PM EDT
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Laurel police found a pit bull inside of an abandoned house. Neighbors say the dog had been there for over a week. He's now with a foster family but needs a permanent home. News4's Derrick Ward reports.

Derrick Ward

Laurel police found a pit bull inside of an abandoned house. Neighbors say the dog had been there for over a week. He's now with a foster family but needs a permanent home. News4's Derrick Ward reports.

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An abandoned young dog has a chance for a new home after being rescued from Prince George’s County, Md., apartment.

The Laurel Police Department said two officers responded to Yardarm Way on Saturday. The landlord of an apartment said a dog have been left behind in the residence.

The officers were told by neighbors that the tenant left the apartment over a week ago and had not returned. When the officer got into the apartment, they found a young pitbull inside.

The apartment had feces and urine throughout and the dog was eating from plastic containers of baby food to survive. The dog was taken to the Laurel Police Department, where it was given food and water.

Fearing the dog would be euthanized if it was turned over to the Prince George’s County Animal Control, the officers contacted local pit bull rescues in an effort to find a home for the dog.

A pit bull organization in Virginia was willing to take custody of the dog and provide him with a foster home until a permanent home can be found.

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