Emaciated, neglected and injured dog found tied to pole in park

A shelter in Utica, New York, reached out to the public after an injured, neglected and emaciated dog was found tied to a pole at a city park. The Stevens Swan Humane Society writes:

Today, a person brought this sweet dog to our shelter after finding him tied to a pole at the park on Stark Street in Utica. He is extremely emaciated and has some type of injury or burn to his muzzle.

According to the shelter, the dog, dubbed Freddy, was taken to an off-site veterinary hospital for an exam and treatment. The shelter writes:

We named him Freddy and are happy to say he is in good spirits and hopeful he will make a full recovery.

An update from the shelter offers insight to Freddy’s sad past:

Freddy has gained 3 pounds since Friday!
He was checked by our vet this morning and is doing great. They estimate him to be around 2 years old.
We also found that the cartilage around his ribs was damaged from an old injury. There is nothing to do for it now but it is very obvious this dog was treated badly for a long time.

Information needed

Please, if you have any information about who did this to him contact the Utica Animal Control or our shelter.
Utica Animal Control at (315)223-3557
Stevens-Swan Humane Society (315)738-4357

Donations for care

Stevens-Swan Humane Society
5664 Horatio Street
Utica, NY 13502

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