Abandoned dog found tethered to tree in Chester County

Police are investigating after an abandoned dog was found tethered to a tree in Chester County.

The female dog was discovered Sunday on the 1200 block of Telegraph Road in West Caln Township.

Officials say an empty bag of food and empty water bowl were found beside the dog, who was wearing a pink collar.

The West Caln Township Police Department is asking for the public's help identifying the dog.


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The Brandywine Valley SPCA is currently assisting police with the case.

Shelter officials say the dog, now named Penelope, is doing well and is around 4 years old.

Anyone with information about the dog or her owner is urged to contact the BVSPCA at 610-692-6113 or the West Caln Township Police Department at 610-384-3115.

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