ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — When 8-year-old Chance was just a puppy, he was found in a ditch with demodectic mange, a complex skin disease. He was nursed back to health, made a full recovery, and was adopted out.

Years later, on Monday, December 26, a volunteer brought Chance to Out of the Pits, a nonprofit based in Albany, in horrific condition.

Photos of Chance from Monday:

At this point, shelter officials said they haven’t heard if Chance’s owner is facing charges of neglect. The malnourished and wounded pup is their number one concern.

“Chance needs a Christmas miracle and we know we can count on you all,” a spokesperson for the shelter said on Facebook. “He is currently receiving vet care and lots of love while we wait to hear the extent of his physical condition. One thing we do know is he has a long road of recovery ahead of him.”

As Chance walks his bumpy road to recovery, the nonprofit has asked the public for help. Donations can be sent directly to the shelter on its website, via Venmo @outofthepits, or on PayPal.