New Hampshire

Long Road Ahead: Emaciated Dog Found in Manchester, NH Park

"Daisy" the pit bull was found severely emaciated and dehydrated with urine burns on her skin in Livingston Park on Monday

A severely emaciated pit bull has a long recovery ahead of her after she was found stumbling around a Manchester, New Hampshire park, according to animal shelter officials.

The Granite State Dog Recovery picked up a dog they named "Daisy" from Livingston Park on Monday, according to a Facebook post from the Manchester Animal Shelter. The dog was reportedly found with urine burns on her skin and she smelled strongly of urine at the time of her discovery.

Due to Daisy’s condition upon finding her, officials believe she may have been kept in confinement in a crate or kennel before she was rescued.

The dog, who weighs only a third of what her weight should be, was rushed to the Veterinary Emergency Center of Manchester for treatment. She was found with a faint blood pressure due to her malnutrition and dehydration, authorities said.

Daisy has since been receiving IV fluids while she recovers and has been wrapped in warming blankets in an effort to regulate her temperature. She has so far made small victories in her recovery, such as being able to eat a few small meals and being able to walk a bit on her own.

The pooch is currently in stable condition, according to the Manchester Animal Shelter.

The Manchester Animal Control is investigating the animal abuse case. Officials are unsure who she belonged to or where she came from.

Anyone who recognizes the dog or who has information on her mistreatment is encouraged to contact Manchester Animal Control at 603-668-8711 or the Granite State Dog Recovery at 1-855-639-5678.

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