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      Dog found abandoned in rain storm, tied to guardrail in Barrington

      Barrington police are looking for the person who abandoned a dog in Haines Park.

      The white husky mix was found in the pouring rain Sunday night tied to a guardrail, steps away from a dog park.

      The dog is a neutered male in good health, and it's being cared for the East Providence Animal Shelter. According to the animal control officer, the dog is probably 7 or 8 years old.

      Officers hope someone will recognize the dog so they can figure out who left him.

      A note attached to the dog said he was either not good with children or nervous around them.

      "Even though it was a vain attempt at trying to help the dog find somebody, you could have brought the dog to a number of different facilities to help find the dog a better home. That's why there's rescue," said Howard Lukoff, a dog owner.

      Barrington police said the owners could face animal cruelty and abandonment charges. Anyone with information can call the anonymous tip line at 401-437-3930.