Promising signs of recovery in skeletal dog who was abandoned in shelter parking lot

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An abandoned dog, who was dumped in a Kentucky animal shelter parking lot in late January, is showing promising signs of recovery. Ethan was near death when someone dumped him outside of the Kentucky Humane Society, but today he is strong enough to stand and is putting on weight.

On Friday, the animal shelter posted images of the formerly skeletal dog, writing of his progress:

It has officially been one week since Ethan was dumped at the Kentucky Humane Society mere hours away from death. In that week, we’ve watched him go from a living skeleton to this beautiful soul who has fought with everything in him to survive. Ethan has a special kind of resilience that has really spoken to people near and far. He is a reminder that we have the ability to overcome even the worst of circumstances.

Ethan now weighs just over 59 pounds – a gain of 21 pounds from the time that he was found. The shelter has set up a blanket and toy-filled “nursery” for Ethan to recuperate in. Staff reports that he is learning to use his legs again and “marches” around his nursery area.

On Saturday morning, the shelter posted the latest information about Ethan:

Ethan is doing well this morning and is moving around more. He is still receiving IV fluids to ensure he is hydrated and is being cared for in our medical ward by our veterinary team. We’ve had several people reach out about wanting to visit Ethan, but he is very fragile and not able to have visitors.

Donations

Donations in his honor are appreciated at www.kyhumane.org/donate or via Facebook.

Prior article about Ethan at this link.

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