UPDATED: Dog rescued after being found abandoned in tree trunk
Volunteers with Friends of the Manchester Animal Shelter on Saturday rescued a small dog who was apparently abandoned in a tree trunk not far from the shelter. (COURTESY)
Shelley Greenglass, the shelter manager, said an alert hiker spotted the dog in a park on Front Street around 3 p.m. Saturday. The hiker said he couldn't reach the dog, so he called the shelter. When volunteers went to check, they found the shivering, frightened dog lying inside a dead tree trunk on a pet car seat.
FMAS volunteers rushed the dog to the Veterinary Emergency Center of Manchester, where a vet treated her for ear and eye infections. "She was starving," Greenglass said. "She wolfed down what they gave her."
"I'm just so sickened," she said. "They just left her for the cold or some animal to get her. She would have just stayed there and starved to death."
The tree trunk where the dog was found is within a half-mile of the shelter.
The dog, believed to be about 8 years old, has been dubbed Angel, Greenglass said. Shelter staffers plan to do whatever is necessary to get her well, and then find a loving home for her.
"I've seen so much abuse and neglect over the years, and I'll tell you, something about her just broke my heart."
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