WAREHAM - An abused and neglected Rottweiler was found roaming the streets of Carver Monday, and authorities are searching for the dog's owner. Thanks to the help of some Good Samaritans, the Wareham Department of Natural Resources was able to capture the dog on Farm to Market Road, and bring it to a local animal rescue while the animal awaits treatment.

Joshua Kimball, an officer with Wareham DNR, tells WBSM News the Rottweiler was in rough shape when it was brought in.

"The dog has definitely been suffering for a while," said Kimball. "The left side of his face is all swollen and he has some puss coming out of his eyes."

The Department of Natural Resources is working with several veterinary hospitals in the state to coordinate medical treatment for the dog. Kimball says an animal hospital in New York City has offered to completely cover the cost of the Rottweiler's treatment. A fundraising initiative may also be started up to cover the dog's treatment costs.

Kimball says the Department of Natural Resources is looking for the owner of the dog so they may be charged with animal cruelty. He says any leads are greatly appreciated.

"If [anyone] did see any vehicles that were suspicious, or they have seen the dog in the area before, or even if someone from far away recognizes the dog, because the dog's injuries certainly didn't happen overnight."

Any information on the dog's possible owner should be given to the Wareham Department of Natural Resources by calling 508-291-3100, ext. 3180.

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