An animal control officer is on the hunt to find the person responsible for abandoning a mastiff in a wooded area of Delaware County NY. The dog was tied up with a bag of kibble and 2 dishes nearby, and was found at the side of the road by Julia VanSteenburg who took the giant brindle colored Mastiff to the Humane Society and called police.
When VanSteenburg first approached the dog she held a catch pole, but when he growled at her she put it away and he warmed to her allowing her to leash him. “He really didn’t want to leave that spot,” VanSteenburg said. “He was determined that his owner was coming back for him to that spot. This dog pulled at my heartstrings.”