Police need your help in identifying an abandoned injured dog that was tied up at a park on South Street in Suffield early Thursday afternoon.
Suffield Police Captain Christopher McKee told 22News reports of a small dog that was tied up on a trail in Stony Brook Park came in around 12:30 p.m. A Suffield Animal Control officer was immediately sent to the location.
The Animal Control officer found a small older canine, possibly a Terrier breed, tied to a tree by a leash. Capt. McKee said the leash was wrapped tightly around one of the dog’s legs, causing it to lose circulation.
Signs of neglect and suspected abuse were also visible. Capt. McKee said there was severe matting of the dog’s fur, missing portions of fur from its tail, and a tumor present on one of the dog’s rear legs. Icicles were also hanging from the dog’s fur.
The officer determined those to be signs of significant neglect of the dog’s dental care and took it to a local area animal shelter for medical care and evaluation.
“Preliminary estimates are that this dog was left exposed to the weather and elements for approximately one day,” Capt. McKee told 22News.
Anyone who has any information about the dog is asked to contact Suffield Animal Control at (860) 668-3870.