A dog, too frail and weak to walk, was rescued in Lorain County, Ohio, on Monday. According to Tuesday’s Fox 8 News, the skeletal bulldog mix weighed in at a mere 30 pounds – every bone on his frail body painfully evident. The veterinarian who is treating him, Dr. Thomas Wood with the Lorain Animal Clinic, provided a sad statement about the dog’s pitiful condition, “We see 24,000 patients a year. I’ve been doing this for 30 years. And this is one of the skinniest dogs that has been brought in.”
The emaciated dog was spotted by a good Samaritan before animal control was contacted – it is surmised that someone kept the dog, dubbed “Augie,” in a cage or crate long enough to nearly kill him, before abandoning him.
On Tuesday, Doc Rick Boz, humane officer for the Lorain Police Department, posted photos of Augie to Facebook, along with a bit of information about the abused dog:
Here’s Augie, as I call him, today out for a bit of fresh air. He’ll be staying at the Lorain Animal Clinic for a few more days, then going to Friendship APL. He’ll go one of their foster homes experienced with caring for dogs in this condition.
According to Boz, any donations for Augie should be sent to Friendship Animal Protective League in Elyria.
(Photos via Doc Rick Boz FB page)