A criminally neglected, blind and deaf dog was found dumped on the side of the road in Ware, Massachusetts, and police are looking to find out who is responsible.
Animal Rescue League (ARL) of Boston Law Enforcement Services is working with police to find the culprit who abandoned the 11-year old Lhasa Apso mix, who was discovered near mile marker 66 on Route 9 in early May.
The ARL says the degree of neglect to the small dog, who they have named Eleanor, is "severe." Along with the hearing loss, a chronic “dry eye” condition went untreated, which may have contributed to her loss of vision. Chronically untreated skin disease has caused fur loss and extreme discomfort. Eleanor is also suffering from dental disease, matted fur, overgrown nails, and two masses on her head were also discovered.
The organization is committed to giving this dog a second chance at life.
During her time at ARL, Eleanor has had one eye removed, the two masses were excised and biopsied, results of which were benign. She has also received a number of treatments to improve her health and comfort.
Eleanor is on the road to recovery and ARL is confident she will get a chance to find a new home.
ARL and Ware police are urging anyone with information to contact law enforcement.