Animal control officers in New Jersey are investigating after a dog was found dead in a backyard in Paterson, and another was found very sick, authorities say.
Paterson animal control said they received a call from a neighbor about the two dogs on East 28th Street.
One dog, a female, was found dead, and the other, a male, had sores on his paws and had difficulty walking, officials said.
The dog was taken to Second Chance Pet Adoption in Morris Plains to be treated, officers said.
Authorities are looking for the dog's owners, who are likely to be charged.