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Nutella - Deeply Embedded Harness Required Surgery

He had once been someone's beloved dog . and he returns that love in full measure. A good samaritan found him as a Newark stray with a harness that had become deeply embedded over his entire body. The adorable pit has been nicknamed "Nutella" and is about 9 months old. He has full adult teeth but still has disproportionately large paws.

Due to his young age, we wonder if he had been given to someone as a Christmas gift that was carelessly handled? Or did he stray or was he stolen?

Nutella was sent to the Animal Emergency & Referral Associates (AERA) in Fairfield for immediate care and surgery. Since fluid is collecting under the sutures, they have put in drains and will also neuter him.

The vet techs at AERA have made Nutella the Valentine of the month and are fielding any inquiries for adoption while he is there. Anyone wishing to adopt Nutella can either e-mail or

Our Res-Q Fund continues to need replenishment for the many sick, injured and needy animals that come through our doors. Our Res-Q Fund is what enables us to provide the extensive medical treatment at AHS and emergency veterinary care at AERA. You may also text HumaneHelp to 41444.


Yolo - Victim of Cruelty, Injuries to Head
Trouble - Abandoned in Box Truck when Owner Moved
Lola - Terribly Matted Young Lhasa Apso
Lucy - Found in Abandoned Building, Horribly Attacked
Harvey - Collapsed, Mutilated Front Legs
Deuce - Left Behind by Evicted Tenant
Drake and Dover - Abandoned on the Side of the Road
Luke - Abandoned 3 Days, No Food or Water
Lucy - Shot in Police Raid, Needs Loving Home
Erick - Dumped in Park, Too Weak and Frightened to Run
Bella and Stella - Starved by Neglectful Owner
Cooper and Daisy - Owner Threatened with Eviction
Tristan - Left Tied to Fence at Abandoned House
Charlie - 8 Years Old, Rescued from Sand Pit
AHS Helps Rescue Group with Dogs in Urgent Need
Hercules - Covered with Wounds, Cheered by A Simple Toy
Melvin - Trapped Beneath Mats and Knots
JoJo - Update Feb.22nd
Irvington Dogs Chained, Starving Behind Abandoned House
Cherry and Dottie - 2 Strays Cruelly Maced
Lucy - Shot in Police Raid
Marley - Update Feb. 1st
Max the Guard Dog - Update 1/31
Van Gogh - Mutilated, Abandoned, Found by Good Samaritan

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