Emaciated Dog Found in Ansonia

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014  |  Updated 2:23 PM EDT
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Emaciated Dog Found in Ansonia

Ansonia Animal Shelter

The female pit bull is extremely weak and can barely stand up, according to the Ansonia Animal Shelter.

A weak and emaciated dog was found in Ansonia yesterday and the animal control officer is asking for help to identify the owner.

The female pit bull is 25 to 30 pounds underweight, extremely weak and can barely stand up, according to the Ansonia Animal Shelter's Facebook page.

She is at a veterinarian's office, has a long road to recovery and will need a lot of medical attention.

The dog had been malnourished for so long that every bone in her body is visible and she will need to gain weight and grow stronger before she can be moved.

She also has a large tumor on her body.

The dog was found near Colony Park and Woodlawn Road and had been eating cat food in a backyard.

Last week, a malnourished dog was found in Shelton and animal control officers in both towns are working together.

The Ansonia animal shelter asks anyone with information on the dog or her owner to call the shelter 203-410-7716.

They have also started an online fund raiser for the dog’s medical care.
So far, they have raised more than $1,600.

You can contribute online here.

Officials do not know the circumstances that led to the dog's level of emaciation, but animal control officers urge anyone who needs help in feeding an animal to reach out to their local animal shelter for assistance.

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