SPRINGFIELD - Fergus, the cute 8-year-old beagle who was recently rescued from a trash dump in Londonderry, is doing
better, and he's also up for adoption, according to Tom Browe of the Springfield Humane Society.
The animal shelter is looking for a new home for the canine after fixing him up for the better.
Browe said the dog had several teeth removed as a result of the ordeal; he is currently receiving antibiotics.
"Fergus is doing better," Browe said. "He was abandoned along with his dog bed. He had been wandering through the dump for several days.
"He's happy and eating. He's affectionate, loves attention. We also need financial help so that we can be here when another Fergus comes to us in need of extra help to stay alive and well."
Browe said he and the shelter staff coined the Scottish name "Fergus" for the forlorn pooch. His original pet name is unknown.
If anyone is interested in adopting Fergus, call Browe at the SHS at 802-885-3997 or e-mail him at: email@example.com.
To make a donation to the SHS' Princess Fund, which helps local abandoned animals like Fergus, mail a check to the Springfield Humane Society, 401 Skitchewaug Trail, Springfield 05156.