The Nova Scotia SPCA is asking the public for help with an emaciated dog found on the street.
Bilbo Waggins, as they've named the starving animal, was spotted by SPCA enforcement officers as he wandered at large, according to social media posts from the animal care organization.
Bilbo Waggins is fighting for his life and needs your help! 💔 https://t.co/YFeZ8d5Mqr— Nova Scotia SPCA (@NSSPCA) July 14, 2020
Our SPCA Enforcement Officers were heading back to the shelter when they spotted Bilbo running at large. He was nothing more than skin and bones.
“As a direct result of Bilbo’s poor physical condition & a pending investigation, he was seized and rushed in for emergency care,” the SPCA's Twitter thread continued. “Bilbo was starving. A male Boxer typically weighs 70 pounds. Bilbo was barely 30. When dogs are this emaciated their organs begin to shut down.”
They've started a donation campaign to help fund the care of the dog. It can be found at here.
“Your support will provide everything Bilbo needs from intensive medical treatment to nutritious high-calorie food,” the posts continued. “He is under constant care and started a new refeeding schedule of small, frequent meals. The investigation is ongoing. Every bit helps.”
They also said he is not well enough to be considered for adoption applications or visitors yet.