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Dog abandoned for weeks inside of empty house fights to survive

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A dog dubbed "Charlie Brown" is fighting for his life after being abandoned for weeks inside of an empty home in Rochester, N.Y.

Volunteers with a rescue agency were at a local animal control facility when the nearly lifeless dog was brought in by a man; the dog was bundled in blankets and motionless.

When questioned, the man explained that the emaciated dog belonged to a man who was sent to jail. The dog's owner had made arrangements for someone to care for the dog, but that person failed to follow through.

Based on the period of time that the dog's owner has been away, it appears that Charlie Brown suffered alone inside of the home for a staggering 60 to 90 days.

The volunteers with the rescue agency, Rescued Treasures, rushed the emaciated dog to the East Ridge Animal Hospital; his prognosis is guarded.

If Charlie Brown's organs do not shut down, he may pull through - only time, and a good deal of supportive veterinary care, will determine his fate.

Tonight, the beleaguered dog will be transferred to Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Service for 24-hour care.

Anyone hoping to donate towards this dog's veterinary care can do so by sending funds to:

825 White Spruce Boulevard Rochester, NY 14623 (585) 666-1028

Rescue agency's Facebook page here.

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