Authorities are looking for help in answering questions about a severely neglected dog, named Egg Roll, recently taken in by the Cape May County Animal Shelter
"Obviously someone is responsible for the dog and its condition and we're looking for anyone that may have some information regarding the dog," said Lieutenant Thomas Yanisko of the New Jersey State SPCA.
Staff at the Cape May County Animal Shelter says Egg Roll was discovered walking along Route 47 near Green Creek.
When he came to the shelter on February 21st, he was weak, severely emaciated and covered in mange.
"In these four years, we've taken in probably close to two thousand dogs and this is up there top one or two I've seen in this facility," said manager of the Cape May County Animal Shelter Judy Davies-Dunhour.
Davies-Dunhour says Egg Roll still has months of recovery ahead of him.
And despite what Egg Roll has been through, staff says he is especially trusting and friendly towards people and has made great strides in a short period of time.
"In seven and a half, eight days, he's gained ten pounds already and you can just see the life coming back to him," said Davies-Dunhour.
So as the investigation continues and authorities hope to learn about egg roll's origin. . .
"This severe neglect for an animal or creature is just not appropriate and its part of our responsibility for them, since they cant speak for themselves, to try to bring these people to justice," said Lt. Yanisko.
Egg Roll will receive the love and care he deserves and the staff hopes that one day he will be able to share that love with his new family.
"You can see he's a good dog and he's going to make somebody a really nice pet one day," said Davies-Dunhour.
Anyone who may have information about Egg Roll is being asked to contact the NJ State SPCA or call the Cape May County Animal Shelter at 609- 465-8923.
You can also donate to the SPCA on their web site or Facebook page to help pay for Egg Roll's medical costs.