Man, woman wanted after husky abandoned, left on Gwinnett balcony for 13 days

A dog was rescued from a Duluth balcony after being left without food or water for 13 days, authorities said.

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A dog was rescued from a Duluth balcony after being left without food or water for 13 days, authorities said.

Gwinnett County deputies are searching for a man and woman accused of leaving their pet husky on a balcony for nearly two weeks without food or water after moving out of their apartment.

The dog was discovered on a second-floor balcony at the  Parc Shores apartment complex off Satellite Boulevard in Duluth last week, Channel 2 Action News reported.

Authorities said the pup beat the odds by surviving so long without anything to eat or drink. The dog had been there for 13 days.

Body camera footage obtained by Channel 2 shows the moment Gwinnett deputies rescued the dog. The husky was so dehydrated she drank water for about two minutes after she was given some by police.

The dog was taken to Gwinnett’s animal shelter, where it is gaining weight and doing better, employees said.

Warrants have been issued for the arrests of 29-year-old Daniel Ugalde and 24-year-old Nicol Moreno on animal cruelty charges, authorities said.

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Daniel Ugalde (left), Nicol Moreno

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Daniel Ugalde (left), Nicol Moreno

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

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Daniel Ugalde (left), Nicol Moreno

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

“There is no reason for anyone to ever abandon an animal,” Gwinnett sheriff’s office spokeswoman Shannon Volkodav said. “If you’re not in a position to care properly for your pet, Gwinnett County has a shelter and you can take your pet there.”

A Lawrenceville woman was arrested this week on a host of animal cruelty charges after authorities discovered nine dead cats and two dead dogs inside a home she moved out of months ago.

RELATED: Woman charged after 11 dead animals found in foreclosed Lawrenceville home

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