The Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society is looking for help with leads about a starved dog.
The poor pooch was found by a good Samaritan, on Monday, near Camino Iglesia in Pojoaque, NM. According to the shelter’s veterinary director, Dr. Jennifer Steketee, the dog, who currently weighs 49 pounds, doesn’t suffer from any medical condition that would explain his starved state.
“Animals who are so severely malnourished need to be brought back to health slowly,” Steketee said. “We are monitoring his condition carefully.”
Despite his condition, the mixed-breed dog seems trusting and friendly.
He was found with a black collar, but without tags and he isn’t microchipped.
“This is clearly someone’s dog,” said executive director Mary Martin. “We don’t know the circumstances, and we don’t want to rush to judgment. It’s very sad, but we’re grateful he’s in our care now.”
The shelter is offering a $1,000 reward for information about the owner’s identity. Callers remain anonymous if they call the shelter at 505-983-4309, extension 139.