DEDHAM (CBS) – Animal control officers are asking for help finding the person who abandoned a starving dog in Dedham.

Rescuers found the pit-bull, now known as Stitch, just before noon on Monday. He is approximately two years old and did not have a collar.

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The Animal Rescue League says Stitch is suffering from extreme starvation.

“This dog was cruelly abandoned,” said Lt. Alan Borgal, director of the ARL’s law enforcement team. “He is weak and sore, with no body fat to speak of–he could have easily died of exposure in the cold today if he wasn’t found so quickly.”

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Stitch was found abandoned in Dedham (Photo from Animal Rescue League of Boston)

Stitch was found abandoned in Dedham (Photo from Animal Rescue League of Boston)

Stitch is currently receiving medical care at the ARL’s Boston shelter.

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Anyone with information should contact Dedham Animal Control at 781-751-9106.