October 15th, 2013
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) – A disturbing case of animal abuse in Springfield – after someone found a small dog inside a plastic shopping bag Tuesday morning.
The dog was discovered at a construction site and brought to the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society where she was immediately checked by vets, given IV fluids, and sent to a full service veterinarians hospital.
The black poodle (workers have named her Buffy) is estimated to be about 3 years old and is described as being in ‘very poor shape’.
“She’s emaciated,” said Candy Lash of the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society. “She was going to have diagnostics done, likely x-rays and an ultra sound. That may have been a part of that, but we’re still awaiting word. We don’t know if she is going to make it or not. We’ll know more when we get some of the diagnostic tests back.”
Lash said she understands that sometimes pet owners get in over their heads taking care of animals and can’t afford them, but that’s what shelters like Dakin are for – a safe place to drop them off.
“If you want to help out we do have a special fund called the Buddy Fund and this would be a great way for people to help not only her but other animals that come to us with extraordinary needs. Check it out on our Facebook page or you can find out more about the fund through our website,” said Lash.
Workers at Dakin reported the case to the MSPCA Law Enforcement Department.