When Snowflake, a 1-year-old Maltese/Poodle mix, was found near the Community Health Center in Meriden last week, she was malnourished, in distress and in pain because of an elastic band embedded in her snout.
In the days since police shared Snowflake's story, the amount of concern for her has been overwhelming, according to Meriden police, and someone has come forward with a $500 reward for tips leading to the arrest of the person who abused the dog.
The donor is choosing to remain anonymous.
Police said the elastic around Snowflake's snout had been there for awhile, preventing her from opening her mouth she will need surgery and plenty of time to recover.
A GoFundMe page has also been set up to pay for Snowflake's medical bills. As of 9:30 a.m., $665 had been donated toward the $2,500 goal.
Meriden Police are hoping that anyone who recognizes the dog will call the Animal Control Office, who is trying to find the dog’s owner.
If you have information, call Animal Control Officer Kline or Animal Control Officer Bacon at (203) 235-4179.
Photo Credit: Meriden Police
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