It's the ending to a story we didn't want to read.

We know the Hudson Valley is filled with animal lovers, just a warning this story will pull on heartstrings.

You probably saw a story about an abandoned pup earlier this week somewhere on your social media timeline. The dog, named Nathan was found in the Greene County area near Cairo.

ABC News 10 shares that Nathan the dog was found back on January 18th on Warren Stein Road in the town of Cairo. The adult dog was found by the homeowner in a shed trying to keep himself warm.

The Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA took Nathan in as Cairo Dog Control Officers and the Greene County Sheriff’s Office continually searched for Nathan's owner.

Unfortunately, when Nathan was taken in by the Columbia-Green Humane Society they discovered that he was suffering from "terminal kidney failure related to Lyme disease associated with nephritis."

Nathan was put down late last week after the staff at the Humane Society determined that there was no recovery for Nathan the dog.

The Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA said in a statement to ABC News 10 that Nathan wasn't alone on his last day, he was "surrounded by his new friends at CGHS/SPCA.”

The Greene County Sheriff's Office is still looking for Nathan's owner. If you have any information you are urged to call the Sheriff's office at (518) 943-3300.

For more details about the Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA you can visit their Facebook page or find them online at


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