SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Griffin Pond Animal Shelter says they recently rescued a severely malnourished dog and are asking for donations to help with its recovery.

Clancey is a three-year-old pitbull mix who loves people, despite being neglected by his previous owners.

“When there are no more excuses, when there is nothing left to say, we let the pictures speak,” officials with Griffin Pond Animal Shelter wrote in a recent social media post.

“Clancey was seized from a cruel situation. He has a body condition score of about one to two, which is pretty much as bad as it gets, so he’s got a ways to go to get healthy,” stated Marci Zeiler, Humane Society of Lackawanna County Police Officer

The dog is getting the care he needs at Griffin Pond Animal Shelter in South Abington Township. Rescuers say his condition is so severe, his body needs to learn how to process food again.

“Whether it is medical or just lack of food, it wasn’t being taken care of. An animal should never get into this condition before something is done about it,” explained Zeiler.

Zeiler says animal cruelty charges will be filed by the humane society of Lackawanna County. Rescuers say they’re seeing an alarming trend of animal neglect cases like this one happening across the county.

The good news is Clancey is expected to be okay. While he awaits finding his forever home, zeiler shares this message with the public.

“It’s a privilege to have a pet, you don’t have to have one. If you’re not gonna take care of it, don’t take on that responsibility, and I think that’s just something we’re trying to push lately because we’re seeing so much of this.,” said Zeiler.

They are asking the public to give donations to help with the costs of his medical treatment. To donate via credit card visit the Griffin Pond’s site here and to donate via Venmo or PayPal visit their site here.