PORTAGE COUNTY -- A German Shepherd found last summer in Hiram neglected and near-death has made a return to health and is ready for a new, loving home according to the Portage Animal Protective League.
The dog, Tanner, was found last August in bad shape. An APL officer found the 11-year-old dog emaciated and nearly unable to walk. The dog's ribs, pelvic bone and vertebrae were visible and much of Tanner's fur had fallen out.
The APL took the dog to the vet and began immediate emergency care. Months and thousands of dollars in car later Tanner weighs in at 79 pounds and has much greater mobility.
After a court battle with his owners, Tanner has been turned over to the APL. The agency says Tanner is now available for adoption so he can live out his life with a loving family.
The APL says it comes to the rescue of animals in need each day. To make a donation or for more information contact the Portage APL at 330.296.4022 or go to the web site: