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Emaciated puppy investigation continues

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — The owner of an animal hospital says the SPCA is making his facility look bad after an emaciated puppy was found shivering from the cold just outside the hospital's doors.

According to Erie County SPCA Officials, the puppy is now in guarded condition and is doing well after the drivers of a Rural Metro ambulance spotted it outside the Anderson Inner City Animal Hospital Wednesday.

A Rural Metro spokesperson says the dog, now named Metro, was wrapped in blankets and taken to the SPCA in another car.

The owner of the animal hospital, Dr. Hector Anderson, tells YNN the SPCA was being called by a custodian when the EMTs arrived. Anderson said the maintenance worker isn't authorized to bring animals in.

He says the custodian told the EMTs the SPCA was coming, but they left with the dog anyway. The doctor says the incident is overblown.

The SPCA says animal cruelty officers are investigating. They ask anyone with information to call them at 629-3525.

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