Injured dog tossed from van and abandoned in Taunton recovering in Boston

BOSTON (WHDH) - Boston’s MSPCA-Angell center is asking the public for help raising money for an injured dog that was abandoned on the side of road in Taunton.

A man driving along Anne Road on April 9 witnessed a small dog get tossed from a van onto the street before the driver sped off, according to the MSPCA.

“The Good Samaritan picked up the dog and brought him home, where he cared for him for two days before bringing the scared but friendly pooch to the MSPCA,” officials said in a release.

Credit: MSPCA-Angell

Veterinarians believe the terrier mix is between 5 and 7 years of age. They have since named  him “Cheddar.” Officials say Cheddar is “laden with puncture wounds.” It’s believed his injuries were the result of an attack from a larger dog or even a coyote.

Cheddar also has an untreated hernia. The MSPCA is raising money to cover his care. Anyone who wishes to donate can click here.

Cheddar will be quarantined for the next four months but anyone who wishes to adopt him can email adoption@mspca.org.

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