NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A puppy abandoned in a Brooklyn park is now looking for a loving home.

Rachel Bowers, owner of Brooklyn Bark — a local dog-walking company, found the pit bull mix tied to a fence in Fort Greene Park on Feb 7.

“They used a TV cable wire and they just tied him to it,” Bowers told 1010 WINS. “It was so cold that the cable had actually froze taut, so he couldn’t put his front feet down.”

The dog, believed to be about a year old, was cold, scarred and malnourished.

After a few weeks of medical attention the pit bull that was named Handsome by his vets is ready to be adopted, Bowers said.

“One of our walkers is actually fostering him right now and trying to teach him basic manners and how to behave. She’s saying that he’s just a big cuddle bug and a big sweetheart who wants to please, but doesn’t quite know what to do,” Bowers said. “He needs someone who can understand him and give him time and space, as well as a loving home.”

Anyone interested in adopting Handsome is asked to contact Brooklyn Bark on Facebook or email:

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