HAMDEN, CT (WFSB) - Police continue to look into the case of a dog that they believe was abandoned in Hamden.

The Hamden Animal Control Division said it is hopeful that it will be available for adoption in a few weeks.

It reported on Tuesday that the Yorkshire terrier mix's health has considerably improved since it was found back on Aug. 13.

On that date, a concerned citizen said that the approximately 3-year-old dog was tied to the outside of an apartment building on Mix Avenue.

An animal control officer responded and found it, police said.

The officer said the dog could not sit and that it appeared to be in a great deal of pain.

The dog was suffering from a skin condition, the officer found, which was caused by either an autoimmune disease or a chemical burn.

Also, both ears needed to be partially amputated because of an infection.

The dog was also underweight and dehydrated.

At the time, a veterinarian said the dog had been in that condition for two weeks.

Since then, police said the dog's skin condition was corrected by surgery and antibiotics.

The dog's appetite improved and a portion of its fur grew back.

Police and animal control said they would would like to thank Running for Rescues and concerned citizens for helping with the dog's recovery.

Anyone with information about who left the dog at the apartment in the first place is asked to call animal control at 203-230-4080 or the Hamden Police Department at 203-230-4000.

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