A dog named Lincoln is now in good hands at Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter in Branford, Connecticut, after he was neglected and abandoned.
Lincoln was found sleeping on a towel in a parking lot on one of the coldest nights this winter season thus far. He was in awful condition and in dire need of help.
Thankfully, a person who spotted Lincoln while jogging in the area contacted the shelter for help. When animal control officers arrived, Lincoln was very scared and confused, which is understandable considering he was just thrown out onto the streets.
The poor pup was at least 10 to 20 pounds underweight, had demoted mange, overgrown toenails, and had pressure sores from being previously crated for long periods of time. His skin was extremely irritated, most likely from being forced to sit in his own urine and feces in the crate.
The Branford Community House has cameras on the outside of their building, which captured someone dropping off the dog the night before the jogger found him.
The shelter is now asking the public for their help in finding the cruel person who dumped Lincoln and will be offering a reward for any information that leads to their arrest.
In the meantime, Lincoln is getting continuous care and has already drastically improved. The medicated baths and antibiotics are helping his skin greatly, and his feet are already starting to heal.
He is already a different dog than when he was first rescued, but still has a while to go until he will be available for adoption.
Click here for updates on Lincoln on the shelter’s Facebook page.
If you recognize Lincoln or know who may have abandoned him, please contact the Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter at 203-315-4125.