6-month old puppy abandoned at the side of the road died as a result of a lack of nourishment

- Vermont, Lamoille County, USA -

Vermont State Police say that 33-year-old JAMES A. HOLLOWAY JR. (pictured below), and his father 66-year-old JAMES A. HOLLOWAY SR. abandoned a 6-month-old emaciated puppy in Belvidere on Sunday, July 26.

According to Trooper Clay Knight, the puppy was discovered on the side of Newton Valley Road around 7:30 p.m.

County Courier writes that “the road is a dead-end road near the intersection of Routes 118, and 109, at the outlet of Belvidere pond- its a Class 4 highway with no homes on the road, making traffic sparse at best.”

The furbaby was taken to Lamoille Valley Veterinary Services, but sadly died as a result of a lack of nourishment.

Trooper Knight said: “The puppy was severely emaciated. While the puppy was receiving treatment, it succumbed to its emaciated state.”

An investigation conducted by the police, the Belvidere Animal Control Officer, and the help of a Good Samaritan who came forward, led to father and son, both of Eden.

In their home there were four more dogs who were promptly removed.

These souls will be fostered and later put up for adoption.

According to police, father and son were aware that the puppy was malnourished and just dumped him expecting him to die.

The HOLLOWAYS were issued citations to appear in Lamoille County Criminal Court on September 16, to answer to the charge of cruelty to an animal.

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