MALDEN, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A chihuahua has made major steps in his recovery after being found abandoned and in terrible condition in Malden in July.
The dog, named Bailey by the Good Samaritan who found him, was discovered huddling in some bushes along the East Coast Greenway bike trail in the area of Dell and Branch Streets on July 25. The finder wrapped Bailey in a blanket and brought him to Malden Police Department.
After initially treatment at an animal hospital in Charlestown, Bailey was transferred to Animal Rescue League’s Boston Animal Care and Adoption Center. He was emaciated, suffered severe fur loss, covered in scabs, and tested positive for Giardia, a parasitic illness indicative of unsanitary living conditions.
Over two months later, a much healthier Bailey returned to Malden to visit some of the officers and animal rescuers who took care of him.
Bailey has spent his recovery time with a foster family, and while he is still not ready for adoption, the ARL told WBZ NewsRadio that that could change "hopefully in the next week or two."
Meanwhile, authorities are renewing the call for any information about the person(s) responsible for Bailey's abandonment and condition. Anyone with information is urged to contact ARL of Boston Law Enforcement or the Malden Police Department.
WBZ's Madison Rogers (@MadisonWBZ) reports.