The Portage Animal Protective League and veterinarians are working to save an emaciated dog found last week in Ravenna.
According to a post on the organization’s Facebook page, an adult male husky was found on Lake Rockwell Road in Ravenna barely alive. The PAPL estimates the dog is 2 to 4 years old. According to the post, the husky weighed only 18 pounds. According to www.dogtime.com, a husky typically weighs between 35 and 60 pounds.
The PAPL reported he was discovered by people who frequently walk around Lake Rockwell Road and it is believed he was abandoned in that area since those who found him did not see him there the previous day.
Since being rescued, the dog has been under the care of a veterinarian. He will continue to stay there until his condition is stable. Blood tests performed on the husky did not show any other reason, apart from starvation, to cause his complications.
The dog is reportedly still anemic and eating every few hours. Though still weak, he now is able to walk.
Anyone who is able to identify the dog or its former owner can contact the Portage Animal Protective League at 330-296-4022.
To support the organization and help animals in need, donations can be made at http://www.portageapl.org/how-you-can-help/donate-online/.
Reporter Kaitlyn McGarvey can be reached at email@example.com or 330-298-1127