HUMMELSTOWN, Pa.(WHTM) — Hummelstown police say a late Christmas present came for an abandoned dog in Dauphin County.
Officers rescued a chocolate Labrador named Santa on Christmas Eve and transported him to the Humane Society.
An investigation revealed the owner was a Dauphin County resident who forced Santa to fend for himself mid-December. Police say the owner admitted he was frustrated with the dog’s behavior due to age and health conditions.
The owner has pleaded guilty to three summary charges.
Santa was treated for Lyme disease and is doing okay. He was transferred to a Labrador rescue and went to a foster home.
CORRECTION: This article has been updated. Santa is no longer at Humane Society of Harrisburg and but he is available for adoption through Brookline Labrador Retriever Rescue.
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