A jogger in Branford, Connecticut found a lonely dog on their morning run. The white Pit Bull mix was alone in a parking lot, sleeping on an old towel. No one was around and the dog seemed malnourished and in pain. So, the jogger called animal control to alert them of the situation.
Officials suspect the dog was abandoned the night before, left to fend for himself during one of the coldest nights of the year. On top of all his other injuries, the dog also suffered from frostbite. But now, a kind shelter is giving him a safe space to heal.
Frostbitten Dog Learns What Love is
The Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter took the dog into their care and named him Lincoln. Unlike most abandoned dogs, Lincoln was not happy to see his rescuers. Instead, he was terrified but didn’t have the strength to run. It was clear that someone had been cruel to him in the past.
Not only did Lincoln have frostbite from spending a night in the cold, but he also had other signs of neglect like mange, overgrown nails, and irritation likely from being kept in a crate with his own feces. Urine and feces can singe a dog’s skin if they’re forced to sit in it for too long. Lincoln’s sores were so severe he had trouble walking.