Dog left to die in NYC park makes stunning recovery

(WPIX) -- Three weeks ago, Saint Vincent was abandoned and left to die in a Brooklyn park. Now, he is on the road to recovery and searching for his forever home.

Just before Christmas, the 10 to 12-year-old shepherd mix was stuffed inside a garbage bag with his mouth taped shut. Luckily, someone found him and members of rescue organization New York Bully Crew took Saint Vincent in.

Saint Vincent's current foster dad, Craig Fields, said he was in bad shape when first discovered and the situation seemed bleak. He initially thought the dog would have to be euthanized.

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A dog that was found stuffed inside a garbage bag with its mouth taped shut in a NY park is on the road to recovery and searching for his forever home.
A dog that was found stuffed inside a garbage bag with its mouth taped shut in a NY park is on the road to recovery and searching for his forever home.
A dog that was found stuffed inside a garbage bag with its mouth taped shut in a NY park is on the road to recovery and searching for his forever home.
A dog that was found stuffed inside a garbage bag with its mouth taped shut in a NY park is on the road to recovery and searching for his forever home.
A dog that was found stuffed inside a garbage bag with its mouth taped shut in a NY park is on the road to recovery and searching for his forever home.
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"The idea of him leaving the hospital wasn't even a thought at the time," he said.

But he reports that Saint Vincent is getting stronger and happier every day. New York Bully Crew has already received over 100 adoption applications for him, even though he is not ready for adoption just yet.

Craig said Saint Vincent's story has also inspired more people to adopt other dogs in need at New York Bully Crew, which specializes in rescuing pit bulls and other bully breeds.

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