Utica, NY (WIBX) - The Pit Bull that was left outside to freeze is doing better than yesterday, but still has a long way to go.

That, according to Public Relations Director for the Stevens-Swan Humane Society Jerry Kraus.

Kraus says the Pit Bull, whom they named Apollo, has been sent to an outside veterinarian agency for further testing.

"They're doing blood tests and they're just doing more monitoring as far as what may be problems internally and externally," Kraus said. "Of course, we've been talking about the frostbite problems and the skin conditions and skin problems that are being treated, but there's probably additional problems with this dog."

He says the dog is eating a little bit more and moving more, but is still very weak and showing signs of the aftermath of almost being frozen to death and signs of abuse.

Utica police say they have identified the owner of the dog, but they have yet to release the person's name.