A Good Samaritan had spotted her wandering all alone by the woods near Lowell, Massachusetts, and brought her to the rescue for help. Crystal Arnott, communications and fundraising manager for the humane society, was heartbroken to see just how bad the 14-year-old dog had gotten.
“You couldn’t even tell which part of her body was her head or tail, it was that terrible,” Arnott told The Dodo. “We’re fairly certain someone left her out there in the woods. It seems as her condition got worse, the owner fell in over their head and just wanted rid of her.”