Vera, a 3-year-old Cane Corso/mastiff mix, was rescued in November from the backyard of an abandoned rental property in South Akron that authorities believe was being used for drug-related activities.
When officers found the dog following a raid on the property, she was without food or water and slightly underweight.
Neighbors said her owners took her 13 puppies, about a month old, when they left, but not their sweet-tempered mother.
Tim Harland, humane officer for Pawsibilities Humane Society of Greater Akron, took the dog to the Twinsburg facility, where she underwent medical and temperament testing, was given all her required shots, received all the medical attention she needed and was spayed.
Today, Vera is ready to be adopted into a forever home with people who will give her the love and attention she craves.
Vera, who has gained 5 pounds since her rescue, would make a great oversized “lap dog” if she can get away with it. She is sweet, playful and goofy, according to HSGA staff. Vera enjoys belly rubs and playing with toys.
She would do best in an adult-only home where she is the only four-legged family member.
Vera, is available for adoption for a $99 fee pending application approval at the shelter located at 7996 Darrow Road, Twinsburg. For more information, visit www.summithumane.org/adopt/ on the Web or by calling 330-487-0333.
The Beacon Journal has been following the case of Vera to document the intake and placement processes the Humane Society follows and to explain the role the agency fills in society. This is the second of three planned stories.
Kathy Antoniotti can be reached at 330-996-3565 or firstname.lastname@example.org.