Abandoned dog found tied to a tree in Cortland County now up for adoption

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A Boxer who was found tied to a tree by a woman in the right place at the right time is now up for adoption. 

The Cortland County SPCA says the dog, who they discovered is named ‘Scooby,’ is looking for the right forever home.

Scooby was found tied to a tree in a wooded area, not far from the 2900 block of Hoxie Gorge Freetown Road, in Freetown.

He was found by Chelsey Mahany, who pulled over after spilling coffee on herself. 

“I pulled over to dump the rest of the coffee out because I was done with it and I heard a dog barking,” said Mahany. “And me being me was like ‘oh my God, there is a dog out here in the middle of nowhere.”

She followed the sound of the bark until she found Scooby. It was left alone with no food in the cold, tied to a tree.

“He had just broken away from the tree and he was quite standoffish so I went back to my vehicle and got some treats cause I feed all the farm dogs, and started feeding him,” Mahany said.

Cortland County SPCA Investigators showed up shortly after. They say if she hadn’t found the dog, it likely would have died from being outside and not having food. 

Scooby is very fearful and and the SPCA has moved slowly to determine his adoptability.

They say he does have some aggressive behavior issues, but they believe these issues would be manageable with the right adopter.

Scooby needs to have a home in the country, without cats where life is slower paced and less stressful.

Only people with an approved adoption application will be allowed to meet him– he’s too frightened to be viewed by the general public.

If you’d like to adopt Scooby, more information can be found here. 

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