Hamden Police Department

Condition of Dog Abandoned in Hamden Improving

A dog found abandoned in Hamden is improving and could be ready for adoption in a few weeks, according to police.

The dog, a Yorkshire Terrier Mix, was found tied to the outside of the apartment building in the 300 block of Mix Avenue on Tuesday, Aug. 13.

The dog couldn’t sit and was in a great deal of pain from a severe skin condition and was transported to the North Haven Animal Hospital.

Police said the dog was suffering from a severe case of “epidermal necrosis,” a skin condition that damages the skin.

Through surgery and antibiotics, the condition has improved, some fur has grown back and the Hamden Animal Control Division is hopeful that the dog will be ready for adoption in a few weeks, according to police.

“Running for Rescues” and several concerned people have assisted in the dog’s recovery, according to police.

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