A Pit bull found in a concrete Lakeside storm drain is recovering after he suffered multiple cuts, puncture wounds and other injuries, County animal officials said.
The dog, a two-year-old male Pit bull, was first found along El Monte Road, east of Lake Jennings Park Road, when a concerned citizen called the County of San Diego's Department of Animal Services Monday.
County animal officials found the pup at the bottom of a concrete storm drain in Lakeside and worked to rescue him.
The dog suffered multiple cuts and puncture wounds. The Pit bull was also limping on both rear legs. A vet said the wounds are mostly superficial; the dog did not suffer any broken bones.
Because of his injuries, officials transported him to an emergency veterinary hospital for overnight treatment. He has since been released.
At this point, this is not a criminal investigation. Officials say they cannot assume the dog was abused and dumped on the road, as there are too many possibilities for what could have happened.
The dog did not have a dog license or microchip. County animal officials are asking the owner to come forward and claim the dog.
The owner has until 5:30 p.m. on Friday to claim the dog.