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Malnourished dog found in Thornton, police searching for owner

Thornton Police said the dog was found Monday near 120th Avenue and Quebec Street.

THORNTON, Colo. — A police department in Adams County is searching for the owner of a dog that was found on Monday. Thornton Police (TPD) said the dog was severely malnourished, and that they have opened an animal cruelty investigation.

The emaciated Doberman was found near East 120th Avenue and Quebec Street, police said. In pictures from a Metro Denver Crime Stoppers poster, the dog's ribs and hips are clearly visible. Authorities think the male dog is 4 or 5 years old.

The dog is getting medical care and is on the mend, police said. 

Thornton Police said anyone with information on the who may have owned the dog is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.

Credit: Thornton Police

Metro Denver Crime Stoppers  

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or visit metrodenvercrimestoppers.com. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000. 

Metro Denver Crime Stoppers works by assigning a code to people who anonymously submit a tip. Information is shared with law enforcement, and Crime Stoppers is notified at the conclusion of the investigation. 

From there, an awards committee reviews the information provided and, if the information leads to an arrest, the tipster will be notified. Rewards can be collected using the code numbers received when the tip was originally submitted. 

> More information about Metro Denver Crime Stoppers can be found here. 

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