It was a happy ending for a dog at the center of an animal cruelty investigation in Steuben County. The sheriff's office rescued a dog after following up on a report. The dog ended up being adopted by a fellow deputy.

It was a happy ending for a dog at the center of an animal cruelty investigation in Steuben County.

The sheriff's office says they received a report of a dog being chained to a tree with a two-foot chain. The dog also had open wounds and fleas. According to the report, deputies say the dog was often not fed or given water.

The owner willingly surrendered the husky named "Roo" who was then taken to a local veterinarian for care. Roo has now been adopted by an officer from another surrounding county.

The sheriff's office says no charges were filed in the case. The sheriff's office says: "Our goal for the Sheriff's Office Animal Cruelty Investigation Unit may not always include criminal charges, but to find a healthy and safe place for the animals."