WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - A German Shepherd dog found starving to death in a West Springfield dumpster last year is greatly improved after months of medical care.
Meet four and a half year old "Sherlock". Jo Irvine, the head of the friends of the Westfield animal shelter said Sherlock's been through a lot.
Irvine told 22News, the dog weighed barely 60 pounds when someone found him in the dumpster, "He was brought by animal control to Westfield regional animal shelter, where he was kept for several weeks and we took him to a hospital where he was hospitalized for two months."
Customers at Dave's Soda and Pet Food city in Agawam where the dog was displayed on Saturday said they couldn't believe someone could be so heartless and put a starving dog in a dumpster.
"I think it's a pretty terrible thing, it was very heartless of someone to do that, if you're going to put a dog in a dumpster, you might as well ring someone's doorbell and just put him on someone's steps," Lori Jacquinet said.
Jo Irvine said that right now "Sherlock" is in a foster home, but the goal is to find him a permanent home, and put the misery that nearly cost him his life far behind him.
For those who want more information about adopting "Sherlock" please email Friends of the Westfield Animal Shelter at firstname.lastname@example.org