Old Dog Needs a Final Home

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Do you have room in your heart and your home for a traumatized senior who only requires basic accommodation and kindness?

josieThe Clinton Patch regularly features local animals available for adoption, and this listing for a frightened old dog caught our attention over the weekend.

According to her listing,

“Animal Control Officer Chris Martel found the old girl in a briar patch on Raymond Hill Road. A neighbor had heard an animal crying out early in the morning, barking or yelping. The noise continued for hours, and the neighbor called Martel.

Josie was stuck in the briars, covered with mud, nearly dead. Martel brought her to the shelter, began tending to her skin issues, pinned an old sweatshirt around her for warmth, and gave her food and a soft bed.

For days, all that Josie did was eat and sleep. She must have thought she was in heaven, in her little concrete cage, with the cold floor and the cold walls and the wind creeping in the dog door.”

We were unable to reach the shelter after hours, but if you or anyone you know is interested in adopting Josie, please call the Montville Animal Shelter at 860-848-3529.