I hate these stories, and even more when they are in our own backyard. A female pit bull puppy approximately 6-months-old was found dead on Parker Road in West Sand Lake on March 14th. The puppy was apparently just thrown there and was badly starved, described as just having skin on bones. The New York State Police are looking for leads to hopefully track down the person or persons responsible and you can call them if you have any information that may helpful at 518- 477-9333.