The Monmouth County SPCA is helping to identify a dog found Friday floating in the water in Avon-by-the-Sea.

Monmouth County SPCA Executive Director Ross Licitra said black German shepherd was pulled from the Shark River Inlet near the Coast Guard Station around 11:30 a.m. The dog is described as young male with a small tuff of white fur on its chest.

Anyone with information about the dog should call the Monmouth County SPCA Law Enforcement Division at 732-542-0040 or the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office at 732-577-8700.