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Someone left a caged dog at the water's edge in NJ as the tide came in; Officials believe that it was between 4 am and 6 am
A good Samaritan saw the dog and climbed over a bulkhead to reach it; the prosecutor says the dog could have died otherwise
Anyone who has information about the dog is asked to call the animal cruelty or the police department in the Highlands
Authorities are trying to find the person holding a caged young pit bull Left the water's edge at high tide in New Jersey.
A person walking with their dog in Veterans Memorial Park in the highlands discovered the little dog cowering in the cage on a piece of sand between a bulkhead and the water when the tide came on Monday morning. The person climbs over the wall to rescue the dog, prosecutors in Monmouth County said.
"If not for the heroic rescue of the Good Samaritan, the dog could have been drowned," prosecutors said in a statement Facebook.
The prosecution estimates that the dog was set up between 4 and 6 o'clock according to the tide schedule.
The gray and white pit bull, who is believed to be around one year old, was taken to the Highlands Police Station [1
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