Dog Found Nearly Starved to Death in Branford

A dog was found nearly starved to death in Branford on Monday morning.

A woman driving down Route 1 in Branford at 11 a.m. saw the dog walking and then fall down, Dan Cosgrove's Animal Shelter said on its Facebook page.

She brought the emaciated dog to the shelter immediately. 

The shelter said, according to the vet, that the dog had been starved for up to three months and had, at most, 48 hours to live. The dog could not stand, walk or lift her head and was being provided 24-hour care.

So far, bloodwork shows no disease or infections and her body temperature is 96 degrees. 

The dog has been named Hope. The shelter said on Wednesday that she was able to urinate while standing up and made her first bowel movement. Hope is eating and drinking small amounts. She was even able to walk a few steps. 

If anyone recognize this dog or noticed a black dog near Big Y in Branford, please contact the animal shelter at (203) 315-4125. 

People asking to give money on Hope's behalf is asked to make donations on the shelters website or mail donations to 749 East Main Street in Branford, CT 06405.

For people who are interested in donating towards the REWARD fund to find whoever is responsible for Hope's condition please note that on your donation.

A GoFundMe page set up for Hope has not been authorized by the shelter. 

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