Dog Abandoned in Suffield Expected to Make Full Recovery

A dog found tied to a tree off a trail in Suffield is getting some well-deserved pampering.

The dog, which officers have named Brooks, was found off a trail in Stony Brook Park Thursday. It is not clear exactly how long the Brooks was left outside, but officials say it was at least a day. His leash was wrapped around the animal’s back legs, cutting off circulation.

Police are trying to identify the person who left a dog tied to a tree off a trail in Stony Brook Park in Suffield.

Police said there were visible signs of neglect and abuse. Brooks' fur was severely matted and there were icicles hanging from it when he was found.

Brooks was taken to a veterinarian for treatment. On Friday, police released new photos of him without the matted fur and after a bath.

Brooks is expected to make a full recovery and police think he will be available for adoption in the near future.

Police said there will be criminal charges when they identify the person, or people, responsible for abandoning him.

Anyone with information on who may have left Brooks in the woods should contact Animal Control Officer Ryan Selig at 860-668-3870 or

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