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Dog Found in West Springfield Dumpster Gets a Second Chance

West Springfield, Mass. (WGGB) —  An emaciated German Shepherd dog covered in sores was found in a dumpster in West Springfield recently, and now donations are being sought to help pay for his recovery.

The German Shepherd who’s named Sherlock, has multiple health problems due to long-term neglect.

He was found digging for food in the dumpster in West Springfield on Oct. 24 and was picked up by Westfield Animal Control and brought to the shelter.  Ken Frazer, Westfield’s Animal Control Officer told us it appeared someone had just abandoned him there.

Due to the severity of his condition he was moved 3 days ago to VETcision, an emergency and specialty veterinary hospital in Waltham.

Currently, ‘Friends of the Westfield Animal Shelter’ or H.E.R.O.E.S. which is a non-profit organization founded to assist the dogs in the shelter, is footing his bills.  Something they won’t be able to continue to do solely on their own.

So donations are being sought to help pay for his extensive medical bills.

Jo Irvine who’s with H.E.R.O.E.S. says Sherlock will be available for adoption once his health is stabilized, but he may require on-going medication throughout his life that would cost upwards of $300 a month.

If you are interested in donating money to help pay for Sherlock’s medical expenses you can send a check to H.E.R.O.E.S at P.O. Box 1821 in Westfield, MA 01086.

Or contributions may also be made online by clicking here.

Frazer adds, “The Westfield Animal Shelter can always use donations as well as we house and care for these animals.”   To contact the shelter dial 413-564-3129 or visit their website.

You can check out how Sherlock’s recovery is going by visiting VETcision’s Facebook page.

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