Wareham DNR Calms and Comforts Frightened, Abandoned Dog

Do you recognize this dog?
If you recognize this apparently abandoned dog please contact Wareham Department of Natural Resources (WDNR photo)

From the Wareham Department of Natural Resources:

On Friday August 24th at approximately 9:00am Wareham Animal Control Division of DNR responded to the area of the Interstate 195 rest area for a reported loose and aggressive pit bull.

Upon arrival the male pit bull was located in the parking area. Not knowing the dogs temperament the Animal Control Officer spent some time with the dog providing a comfort care approach (Cheryl is the dog whisperer) and of course plenty of treats. After some time passed the officer was able to exit her patrol vehicle and the dog calmed down. More time was spent building the trust of this scared dog and eventually he was approachable along with a wagging tail and listening to commands for more treats! A leash was able to be placed on the pitbull and secured in the animal control vehicle without any aggressive or further stressful incidents, and of course received more treats!

This handsome pit has been transferred to Lakeville Ma Animal Shelter/ Lakeville Ma Animal Control for holding and is not available for adoption or fostering at this time.

Now for the sad part of this incident.... We strongly believe this male pit was dumped at the rest area along this busy stretch of highway. We have not received any reports of missing dogs matching this big fella. The dog did not have a collar and a chip was not discovered during the initial check.

If anyone recognizes this dog please contact Wareham Animal Control Division of Natural Resources. We would like to locate the owner. 508-291-3100 x 3180

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