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Portage County: Rescued, emaciated dog improving

12:57 PM, Nov 9, 2012   |    comments
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PORTAGE COUNTY -- Eeyore is making the uphill climb back to health after being found nearly starved to death in Portage County.

The Portage County Animal Protective League says the boxer-mastiff mix has gained eight pounds but cautions the dog has a long way to go.

Eeyore is still on IV fluids and antibiotics but those at the APL says he is moving a bit easier, including laying down for a belly rub!

When rescued on November 6, Eeyore weighed just 45 pounds, about half what a breed of his size should weigh. Rescuers say the dog had been eating rocks and mulch to survive.

The APL says public donations to help Eeyore have been invaluable in helping the dog get back to health.


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