Authorities said this week they were seeking information on a paralyzed French Bulldog named “French Fry” found abandoned in a Boston park earlier this year.
French Fry, a dog of about 3, was discovered at Peters Park in the city’s South End over a weekend in late April, the Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) said in a statement on Wednesday.
Witnesses reported seeing a man and woman with French Fry for a short time before walking away from the dog. Both people wore masks, making it difficult for locals to describe identifying features, the statement said.
The ARL law enforcement department has obtained surveillance video of the area and is reviewing it in an attempt to identify the dog’s owners, the animal welfare organization said.
After finding the French Bulldog, a Good Samaritan brought the animal to a nearby veterinary clinic, where staff confirmed that the dog’s hind limbs were paralyzed, her left eye was hemorrhaging, and she had a body temperature. high, according to the ARL.
Given her paralysis, French Fry was taken to another veterinary hospital for a neurological exam and MRI, which revealed that she was suffering from intervertebral disc disease (IVDD), which may be common in the breed. officials noted. The dog was then euthanized to end his suffering.
“Given the severity of the disease and the life-threatening complications that may have developed, surgery was not an option for French Fry, and the decision to humane euthanasia was made in order to end his suffering. “said the organization.
Although the dog’s condition has been ruled genetic, abandoning an animal is a felony in Massachusetts, punishable by up to 7 years in prison and a $ 5,000 fine, the group noted. The ARL said she understands that dealing with medical problems in pets can be financially and emotionally overwhelming.
However, with the options and resources available, including handing over animals, no pets should ever be abandoned, the organization said.
Anyone who recognizes French Fry has been asked to call ARL Law Enforcement at (617) 426-9170, ext. 110 or by email at [email protected]