CONWAY (KDKA) – The police chief of one Beaver County community has found a soft spot in his heart for a sweet little dog that was recently found in poor health in the middle of a road.

The office of Chief Anthony Blum, of the Conway Police Department, has for now become a make shift kennel, after the pup was brought to him.

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The dog is malnourished, very weak and apparently blind in one eye.

“Two little girls called our police department and stated that they found a dog; it was lying in the middle of the highway. It looks to be an older male,” said Chief Blum.

“We’d like to find out if he’s a runway or if he’s lost. We’d love to get it back to the owner; and if not, we’d like to find out who did this to it,” he added. “This is the worst I’ve ever seen. He can barely walk. There’s no reason for this.”

The animals gait it awkward because its nails had grown so long that it couldn’t stride as a normal canine would.

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As for the pup’s future, his caretakers say he is not going to be put down, not after what he’s endured.

“Pretty tough dog; he’s a beautiful dog,” said Chief Blum. “He broke my heart. I have a dog at home. I’ve had dogs; something like this, it’s not necessary.”

Anyone with information on who the dog’s owner is or where he may belong is being asked to contact Beaver County 911.

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For now, the dog will stay with Chief Blum as he is given serious medical care for his health problems.