Abandoned mastiff was left at the side of a road, waiting for his owner to come back

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.

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.”

 Karen Crawford, the manager of the Delaware Valley Humane Society in Sidney said, “The dog is definitely a gentle giant.  He is having some anxiety problems probably due to the fact that he was abandoned by the side of the road by his owner.  But he is friendly and loveable.  Because the animal officer brought the dog in herself we must hold it for ten days while the hunt is on for the dog’s owner and to find out why this dog was left by the side of a remote road.”
One of the dishes had a price tag from a Marshall’s store in Kingston and it was discovered that the bowl was purchased at a store 81 miles away from where the dog was found.  Since the dog had no tags the next step will be to contact veterinarians and shelters in the Kingston area to see if anyone recognizes the abandoned pup.  “If nothing else, these people need to be read the riot act,” she said. “I hate seeing stuff like that. It’s like he’s a piece of garbage — throw him away.”  Anyone with information on the case can reach VanSteenburg at (607) 369-3498.

15 thoughts on “Abandoned mastiff was left at the side of a road, waiting for his owner to come back

  1. I would be interested in adopting him. I have a great pyr already. I can’t believe anyone would be as hateful to leave this guy anywhere. He’s beautiful!!!

  2. beautiful has nothing to do with it, he is a living breathing creature, too damm bad we cant do the same thing to the ugly people who do this

    1. these ugly people all need to go to hell and find out what suffering is, and ask “why did I end up here, why have you left me to die..?????

  3. I have 2 Mastiffs.. One brindle that looks alot like this one… I would B VERY interested in adopting him and gving him a spoiled rotten furever home… Please send email when available for adoption

    1. God bless you for adopting him, Please give him for ever home . All I know I would stand in the street and beg for money to buy food for my dogs if I have to but thanks god They are having great life .

  4. Animals are so trusting I sure wish that some humans would have the same trust. I am so happy that someone stopped and picked this baby up. He will sure find a home, why do people do this. They are heartless. The dogs love us with no questions asked. Do the same for them. I will always put my trust in an animal before most humans.

    1. Delaware County NY, you racist jack-ass… never mind being a racist, you can’t even read correctly, eh? Back under the bridge, troll…

  5. It never seizes to amaze me hw much animal cruelty there is , having said that it is truly amazing how many wonderful caring people that give up there time with their own families to join the many rescue groups out there fighting for the poor dogs lives to re-home them , it truly is a blessing for these rescue groups what would we do without them ?

  6. I would like to know how people can do that. My cat got sick and I had to put to sleep so that I would have not suffered years of my life to give it to her and have her with me. even the strange lot.

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