Dog found injured in Salisbury faces 4-month quarantine

Courtesy photoThis dog was found with dozens of bite wounds along Interstate 95 south at the Salisbury line. The dog may have to spend four months in quarantine if its owner and proof of vaccination are not found. 

SALISBURY – An injured dog found beside Interstate 95 south early Tuesday will be quarantined for four months unless its owner can be found and vaccination records checked.

Carly Capolupo, animal control officer for Salisbury and Amesbury, said a call came in about 1 a.m. on Tuesday, saying there was an injured dog on the side of the road at the Salisbury line.

The dog had several bites on its neck and all over its body, both fresh and old. Capolupo speculated the black dog had been in a fight with either a wild or domesticated animal. 

Although animal control posted information about the dog on Facebook, no owner has come forward.

Capolupo said if no one shows records proving the dog was vaccinated for rabies, it will have to be placed in a four-month quarantine. If there is proof of vaccination, the quarantine shrinks to 10 days.

The Ipswich animal control officer is holding the dog in quarantine and CARE, Southcoast is covering medical treatment and is expected to eventually find the dog a home. The dog has no microchips or tags.

Anyone with information is asked to call 978-465-3121.

Donations for the dog's medical expenses can be made at