NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– An abused and emaciated German Shepherd was rescued after he was left to die near a New Haven dumpster.
Super Paws Rescue says Frank, a male German Shepherd, was clearly abused and starved when he was found wrapped in a tarp and abandoned next to a dumpster. The dog was so emaciated that rescuers say every bone was visible.
Super Paws says that a person who was caring for him, who stated she was not the owner but her family member was, told them that Frank was left to die after he developed arthritis and could no longer walk. She also told them that Frank was 14-16 years old, but rescuers say he is much younger than that.
Frank is now safe with Super Paws receiving veterinary care but remains in extremely bad condition. It was discovered that Frank may also have cancer. His caregivers have asked for donations to pay for Frank’s care and treatment.
Super Paws says that they are pursuing animal cruelty charges against Frank’s owners and that police are already involved. They also say neighbors and witnesses to his condition will give statements. However, New Haven police have not commented on the investigation at this time.