Starving Dog Found on Side of Road by Concerned Citizen

Posted Thursday at 6:12pm

Sep 9

Palenville, NY – On August 27, a concerned citizen found what they thought was a puppy running in a busy intersection in Palenville, New York.   They were horrified to find an adult dog horribly emaciated, covered with fleas and ticks, and on the brink of starvation.

The individual that found the starving dog immediately brought it to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA.  The dog, now named Falcor, was rushed to Chatham Small Animal Hospital, where he was examined by Dr. laCour.  In addition to starvation and being tormented by fleas and ticks, Falcor also had horrible ear infections.

“There’s simply no excuse for starving an animal like Falcor; CGHS/SPCA has a food bank that gives animal food to any and all that may need it,” said Ron Perez, President/Investigator of the Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA.

Anyone that has information pertaining to Falcor’s owners can contact Ron Perez at or (518) 828-6044, extension 108.

The good news is that Falcor is a very sweet dog and is expected to make a full recovery. Anyone interested in contributing to Falcor’s rehabilitation may donate to Marvin’s Fund, c/o CGHS/SPCA, 125 Humane Society Road, Hudson NY 12534 or online at  Marvin’s fund is a restricted fund for the purpose of helping animals at CGHS/SPCA who need to recover from cruelty abuse.  Falcor will also be made available for adoption soon. Interested parties should contact CGHS/SPCA at (518) 828-6044 or by email at  Follow Falcor’s recovery on Facebook at