Authorities are searching for the person who left a small white dog in the women's bathroom at a New York state park over the weekend.
The Putnam County SPCA says the pooch, possibly a Maltese mix, was found in a plastic crate in the ladies' restroom at Pelton Pond off Route 301 in Kent's Fahnestock State Park Saturday morning.
The dog was taken to an animal hospital, where it was found to be in a severe state of neglect. Both of its ears were infected and its fur was so heavily matted that it couldn't relieve itself, the SPCA said.
The pup, believed to be 3 or 4 years old, was also underweight.
Anyone with information about the dog is asked to call the Putnam County SPCA at 845-520-6915.