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Ailing dog abandoned in NY pet store is recovering

Associated Press Published: November 27, 2012
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PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — A malnourished French bulldog is recovering after being found stuffed in a bag in a pet supplies store in suburban Rochester.

Animal welfare officials tell local media outlets that the 4- to 6-year-old dog was found abandoned Sunday evening in a restroom at the Petco Animal Supplies store in Pittsford. A local group that rescues stray pets says the dog they've named Pierre is suffering from severe malnutrition and skin ailments.

Employees at the Petco store say they don't know who left the dog in the bathroom. They say the dog was left during a busy day as a pet adoption event was being held.

A new home for Pierre will be sought once he recovers.