Blind and deaf senior dog abandoned on side of road in Ware, Massachusetts

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A neglected 11-year-old blind and deaf dog was cruelly abandoned  and left to fend for himself on the side of Route 9 in Ware, Massachusetts. Authorities are asking for the public’s help identifying the dog and/or her owner.

According to the Animal Rescue League (ARL) of Boston Law Enforcement Services, humane officers have joined forces with police to identify the owner of the Lhasa Apso mix. The dog was found earlier in May wandering near mile marker 66. On Thursday, the ARL posted the photo of the dogm now dubbed Eleanor, along with her heartbreaking story:

“In case you missed it all over the news yesterday, ARL has a dog named Eleanor that is in rough shape. We are restoring her back to health so hopefully she can live the rest of her days happy and comfortable. Police and our law enforcement team are actively looking for the owner who criminally neglected this poor animal. If you have any tips, please call Ware PD. We have also gotten a lot of messages about adopting her. She is currently not available for adoption, so please keep following our page for updates.”

In a news report from Western Mass News,  veterinarians stated Eleanor went blind due to chronic dry eyes that were never treated. In addition to being deaf, she suffers from an untreated skin disease causing pain and fur loss. She also suffers from  dental disease, matted fur, overgrown nails, and two masses on her head. While in the care of the Animal Rescue League, Eleanor has had one eye removed as well as the two masses; both were excised and biopsied and determined to have been benign. She has also received a number of treatments to improve her health and comfort.

Get well soon Eleanor; you will never have to worry about being neglected again.

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Photo of Eleanor abandoned in Ware, MA. courtesy of ARL.

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13 replies
  1. maxiemom says:

    Boy, would I like to see the scumbag caught and left in the middle of a jungle where he’d have no chance of survival. NONE.

  2. julie lightfoot says:

    This is truly so heartbreaking how anyone could treat an animal like this is so disgusting I so hope Eleanor makes a speedy recovery and her final years are filled with love and a loving family shame on the previous pos

  3. Helen says:

    I pray for Eleanor’s speedy recovery and hope she finds a forever home where she can live out her remaining years with much love and comfort. The POS that abandoned Eleanor in such an awful state should rot in hell. How would you like to be blind and deaf and dropped off in the middle of nowhere to fend for yourself????

  4. Barkley's Mom says:

    Do these poor dogs ever get identified? I haven’t seen too many that have and why is that? Someone knows who she is and who she belongs to and they will just ignore it and let the POS that dumped her get away with it. The inhumanity that we see every day is getting deplorable. I hope she finds love, and a family that will love her for the rest of her day. I will keep my fingers crossed that the POS that dumped her is found but I will no hold my breath!

  5. Shirley Norton says:

    I can never understand anyone who would hurt an innocent animal. The poor furbaby deserves so much more . I pray the dog will recover .

  6. linda says:

    She looks as though she has been neglected for a very long time. I have a Lhasa Apso and from looking at Eleanor I would never have guessed she is one. So thankful she was rescued. Her former owners are scumbags!

  7. Barbara Garabedian says:

    Evil owner how can u do this poor doggie I pray he gets some help & care & never go through this torture again I hope the evil owner will be abandoned in the desert & die bg

  8. says:

    The Moronic, Diabolical, Breathing Scum Bag that abandoned need to suffer an amputation… right above the torso!!!

  9. Nancy Raymond says:

    Another case of a human maggot who dumped a poor blind dog – I truly hope they find this hunk of sewer slime – don’t bother to prosecute them – we all know what will happen – NOTHING – just hogtie this MF and dump them in the nearest landfill with the rest of the trash – they deserve no better.

  10. Star Shelley says:

    Poor baby girl and I hope the low life idiot has no peace in his heart, mine and soul for the rest of their pathetic life. Sending prayers for a good loving home.


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