Roswell rescue group looks for person responsible for abused dog

ROSWELL N.M. (KRQE) – A week ago she was facing death, but now the neglected dog is getting better and preparing for a new home.

Now, the dog’s rescuers want to know who did this to her.

The dog’s name is Angel. The group that saved her says the real hero is the animal control officer that found her.

When she was found wandering the streets last week, she was starving, with her bones visibly poking through her skin.

Janet Madson is a part of From Forgotten to Forever animal rescue and transport. She says that dogs in this condition are often euthanized, but because of one animal control officer, Angel is now living safely in her home.

“She could have been put down had the wrong decision been made and we were fortunate enough to have an animal control officer have compassion for this dog,” said Madson.

Madson’s rescue group wants to find whoever did this to Angel. They are even offering a reward for information that leads to an arrest, but she knows that will be tough.

“Animal cruelty is a crime and it’s punishable by law, but unless you can have positive proof of this certain thing going on it’s hard to do anything,” said Madson.

Madson says Angel is slowly putting on weight and could have internal problems from being starved.

Like most people, she can’t understand how someone could do this to a pet.

“People just need to love their dogs, if they don’t, if they can’t love them then don’t get them,” she said.

From Forgotten to Forever says it tries to save as many dogs as possible from being euthanized, but the group says it needs more foster homes for dogs until they can find permanent homes.

Angel already has a new home set up in Colorado once she is healthy enough to make the trip up there. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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