A severely emaciated dog that was turned in to the Madison-Oglethorpe Animal Shelter by his owner in January has been adopted into a new home, shelter officials report.
One-year old “Hendrix,” a Great Dane/lab mix, weighed only 37 pounds when he was surrendered. A staff veterinarian estimated his weight should have been about 70 pounds and that he was suffering from “gross negligence.”
Hendrix was covered in feces, had severe insect bites, intestinal worm infestations, overgrown nails and other injuries.
Charges were brought against the owner, but later dropped, when subpoenas failed to be delivered to shelter officials through the district attorney’s office.
Nevertheless, shelter officials and volunteers are ecstatic that Hank has been adopted into a loving home.
Hendrix (now Hank) is busy enjoying his new life with his new owner, Baxley Dolphus, who adopted him a few weeks ago. The big dog was turned in to the Madison-Oglethorpe Animal Shelter in January in an emaciated condition, weighing only 37 pounds. Photo courtesy of Baxley Dolphus.
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