A neglected dog is continuing to recover after being found abandoned just over the state line in Suffield, Connecticut, on Thursday.
Suffield Police Captain Christopher McKee told 22News the dog, estimated to be between 8-11 years old, has been renamed “Brooks.” McKee added that Brooks will need a few more days of care and evaluation before he is transferred to the town’s animal shelter.
Brooks was found tied to a tree by a leash on a trail in Stony Brook Park, which is located on South Street in Suffield. He is believed to have been left there overnight in the snow.
“This leash was wrapped around one of the dog’s legs tightly, appearing to impact the dog’s circulation,” McKee said. “Other visible signs of neglect and suspected abuse were a severe matting of the dog’s fur, missing portions of fur from the dog’s tail, and a tumor present on one of the dog’s rear legs. Icicles were visible hanging from the dog’s fur and the Animal Control officer noted what appeared to be signs of significant neglect of the dog’s dental care.”
Police are now looking for the individual(s) suspected of neglecting and abandoning Brooks. If you recognize the dog or believe you saw anything suspicious, you’re asked to call Suffield Animal Control at 860-668-3870. Callers may remain anonymous.