Injured dog facing four-month quarantine

Courtesy photoSalisbury animal control staff members are caring for this dog, which was found with dozens of bite wounds. They hope to find its owner to determine if the dog has been vaccinated, which might save it from spending four months in quarantine. 

SALISBURY — An injured dog found beside Interstate 95 south early Tuesday will be quarantined for four months unless its owner can be found and vaccination records checked.

Carly Capolupo, an Amesbury/Salisbury animal control officer, said a call came in around 1 a.m. Tuesday, saying there was an injured dog on the side of Interstate 95 south at the Salisbury line.

The dog had several bites around its neck and all over its body, both fresh and old. Capolupo speculated the black dog had been in a fight with either a wild or domesticated animal. 

Although animal control posted information about the dog on Facebook, no owner has come forward. Capolupo said if no one comes forward with records showing the dog was vaccinated for rabies, it will have to be placed in a four-month quarantine. If there is proof of vaccination, the quarantine shrinks to 10 days.

The Ipswich animal control officer is holding the dog in quarantine and CARE, Southcoast is covering medical treatment and eventually finding the dog a home. The dog has no microchips or tags.

If anyone has information, they are asked to call 978-465-3121.

Donations for the dog's medical expenses can be made at www.gofundme.com/f/help-for-salisbury-stray?fbclid=IwAR2tOK2qasinde8IQki6k6pwCQvXhu5lTWJ9GjEy7_6amrsJWZ-_9v7nUow.