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Dog found tied to tree last winter, dies of tumor

May 7, 2019

SUFFIELD - The Terrier mix found tied to a tree after an ice storm renamed “Brooks” has died, according to Suffield Animal Control Officers.

The spunky little dog was found tied to a tree Feb. 28 off a trail in Stony Brook Park. He had icicles hanging from his fur after spending the night outside in a snowstorm, animal control officers said.

They renamed him “Brooks” and provided medical care with the help of the community.

“He is a happy guy who loved everyone he comes in contact with, including cats,” the ACO said on Facebook in mid-March. He was eventually adopted by a loving family, but succumbed to a kidney tumor this week.

“Brooks was loved by so many in such a short period of time,” Suffield Animal Control officers said on their Facebook page announcing his passing. “Suffield Animal Control and the Suffield CT Police Department would like to thank the River Valley Animal Center, the loving family that adopted him, and the outstanding community that all came to Brooks’ aid when he needed it most,” the post said.

“While the passing of Brooks leaves a tear in our hearts, the love and compassion that was reciprocated between him and all of those people who had been fortunate enough to meet him will never be forgotten,” Animal Control officers said.

Local police are still looking for information on who abandoned the dog as an ice storm was setting in as part of a criminal investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Suffield ACO Ryan Selig at the Suffield Police Department (860) 668-3870.