The Office of Animal Welfare’s Delaware Animal Services is seeking the public’s help to find the person or person responsible for abandoning a dog that died after being found,
The dog was found clinging to life earlier this week in a crate left in the brush off North Little Creek Road in Dover.
DelDOT workers who found her immediately contacted Animal Services. Responding officers found the dog barely responsive.
She was rushed to a local veterinary hospital for care but died despite efforts to save her.
The emaciated animal had lost most of her hair and was covered in sores and scabs.
The medium-sized dog was left in tall weeds set back off the road near the Route 1 overpass.
She is estimated to be approximately two years old, had very long nails, and wore a blue, orange, and white striped collar. She did not have a microchip.
Due to her condition, the breed of the dog could not be determined.
Anyone with any information about the person or persons who abandoned the dog is urged to contact Delaware Animal Services at 302-255-4646 or at animalservices.delaware.gov.
See a photo of the abandoned dog here, but be warned: It’s gruesome.
Unforeseen life events such as financial hardships, health concerns or behavioral problems may force Delawareans to give up a beloved pet.
The Office of Animal Welfare provides assistance to pet owners to prevent similar circumstances from happening. For more information about that, go here.
Betsy Price is a Wilmington freelance writer who has 40 years of experience, including 15 at The News Journal in Delaware.
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