Thursday, January 24 2013 2:33 PM EST2013-01-24 19:33:01 GMT
For almost five months now, Tanner, an 11 year old Shepherd has been living at Portage APL… under the radar, awaiting his fate in the court system. His story was kept a secret, due to charges filed againstMore >>
An 11-year-old German Shepherd rescued from severe neglect is now looking for his forever home. The dog, named Tanner, was taken to the veterinarian. He weighed only 62 pounds and was weak.More >>
PORTAGE COUNTY, OH (WOIO) -
Tanner, an 11+ year-old Shepherd who had been living at Portage APL for over six months, was adopted Wednesday after suffering terrible neglect.
A couple and their elderly dog came all the way from Mansfield to make Tanner part of their life.
"You could see a spring in Tanner's step that we'd never seen before. It was like he knew that he had a home and that this was his new family!" said Chalan Lowry, Executive Director. "We all got a little teary eyed. This is the best part of our work. When an animal in terrible condition, recovers, thrives and gets a new start. We couldn't be happier."
In late August, a Portage APL Humane Officer was called out to Hiram regarding a dog in bad shape. He arrived to find Tanner emaciated and having a hard time walking. His ribs, pelvic bone and vertebrae were easily visible and much of his hair had fallen out revealing scabs, sores and peeling skin.
Tanner weighed only 62 pounds and was weak. He stayed at the veterinarian for days receiving much needed care and food. They gave fluids, pain medicine and steroids, took x-rays, shampooed his parched skin and did multiple blood tests. He had fleas, was anemic and had low glucose from malnutrition, had spinal arthritis and had not been neutered.
Tanner received the best care possible, and spent months getting stronger and healthier. Through it all, Tanner has been a sweet, kind and friendly dog. Finally, he can live out the rest of his life as a beloved family member.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:35 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:35:01 GMT
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Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:44:56 GMT
SHELBYVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A teenage girl found dead in a Shelby County creek Monday morning has been identified.Deputy coroner Jeff Ivers said Jackleen Lane, 15, of Bagdad, KY drowned. She was last seenMore >>
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Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 13:23:30 GMT
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her. Jayden Sink raised nearly $200 on Friday while she sold lemonadeMore >>
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Tuesday, June 18 2013 5:15 PM EDT2013-06-18 21:15:10 GMT
SHELBYVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The 15-year-old found dead in a Shelbyville creek Monday morning drowned, according to Deputy Coroner Jack Ivers. The family of Jackleen Lane said she told them she was goingMore >>
The family of Jackleen Lane said she told them she was going to the Shelby County Fair on Saturday, but never called or came home.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 6:23 PM EDT2013-06-18 22:23:04 GMT
Police discover a meth lab at a house in the Jacobsville area of Evansville. Officers were called to the scene at 302 East Tennessee around 11:00 Monday night. That's after receiving complaints of an odorMore >>
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