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Dog With Duct-Taped Snout Rescued After Sightings

LONACONING, Md. (AP) -- After nearly a weeklong search by dozens of volunteers and local and state officials, a dog whose snout had been duct-taped has been rescued.

The Allegany County Bureau of Police said the dog was rescued Sunday afternoon when a Lonaconing resident found the animal on her porch. Animal Control officers took the dog to a veterinarian to have the duct tape removed.

The male dog, who has been named Ducky, is still at the vet's.

Police say the dog was dropped off in Allegany County with duct tape around its mouth. The dog was spotted several times, but always ran into the woods.

Police have charged Ricky Adams, 25, of Cumberland and Frederick Lease, 27, of Mount Savage with animal cruelty in the case.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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