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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