An old dog that was dumped on the side of the road and left to die by its heartless owner was rescued by NYPD after he was found by a passerby.
The dog, believed to be a 10-year-old Shepherd mix, was found after a Good Samaritan noticed movement in a garbage bag next to a trash can in Brooklyn on Dec. 19. The police were then immediately contacted. The police alerted New York Bully Crew, a rescue and adoption organization, who sent the injured dog to a hospital.
The poor pooch—named Saint Vincent by its rescuers—was found in a bad condition with his mouth taped shut, reported WABC-TV.
“He was barely breathing. He was bleeding from his nose,” Carla Mohan, a member of New York Bully Crew, told the news station.
“Like I said, his mouth was taped up,” Mohan added. “He was covered in urine. He has complete urine scalds all over his body.”
Saint Vincent was given immediate medical attention by doctors at the Veterinary Emergency and Referral Group in Brooklyn who believe the dog could have been trapped inside the bag for about a week.
“This didn’t happen overnight or over the course of a couple of days,” Dr. Brett Levitzke told the news station.
“This is sustained neglect and abuse — just basically leaving him lying in his own urine and feces to the point that he’s developed massive infections,” the doctor added.
Fortunately, Saint Vincent’s bloodwork came back and was doing pretty well, according to doctors. He is expected to make a recovery.
The dog is now awaiting adoption at New York Bully Crew.
Police are offering a $4,500 to the public for information that would lead them to the people responsible.
“Someone is going to recognize him, and that’s our hope,” Levitzke told WABC-TV. “Someone will come forward so there can be some justice.”
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