WATERTOWN, Mass. (WWLP) – Police in the eastern part of the state are searching for the owner, or owners, of a pit bull that was left severely emaciated.
According to the Massachusetts State Police Facebook page, on June 4th at 6:00 a.m., the dog wandered into the Home Depot on Arsenal Street in Watertown. He had numerous lesions, which may have been cigarette burns, and each ear had a small cut into them.
Our NBC affiliate, WHDH reports that police believe the dog was possible abandoned by the Charles River. When the dog was found, he weighed 26 pounds, which is “less than half of what a healthy weight would be for this breed.”
Police said the dog was very friendly and was named “Sully Doe” until properly identified. WHDH reports that when Sully gains more weight, “animal control officials said he will be up for adoption.”
If you recognize the dog, or have information on the owner, you’re asked to call Watertown Animal Control Officer Karen O’Reilly at 617-972-6446.