Agawam dog found severely emaciated ready for adoption

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) – The dog at the center of an animal cruelty case in Agawam is ready to find her forever home.

In June, Carl Moglika Jr. of Agawam was arrested on two counts of animal cruelty after officials found Sophie, a four-and-a-half-year-old pit bull mix, severely emaciated.

The MSPCA said on Tuesday that Sophie had now reached a healthy weight and was learning typical dog behavior that she would have been denied in her old home.

MSPCA spokeswoman Sara-Rose Brenner said Sophie has been at the shelter for more than 100 days, about four times longer than the average dog. They are now hoping that a qualified adopter will come forward and give Sophie her forever home.

“She has made great strides in building healthy relationships with the staff and volunteers at the MSPCA Adoption Center in Boston, but her real transformation will begin once she has a family and a home of her own,” said she added.

The agency explained that Sophie should be the only pet in an adult-only home and adopters should commit to further behavioral training.

Anyone interested in adopting Sophie can visit the MSPCA website for more information.