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Health of severely emaciated dog continuing to improve

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Hank has been getting some much needed rest since he was brought into the Blue Pearl Hospital on Thursday, July 10. Hank has been getting some much needed rest since he was brought into the Blue Pearl Hospital on Thursday, July 10.
A photo of Hank shortly after he arrived at Blue Pearl. (Source: WAVE 3 News) A photo of Hank shortly after he arrived at Blue Pearl. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The health of a dog who was found severely emaciated wandering a Louisville neighborhood is continuing to improve.

According to The Arrow Fund, the dog, named Hank, has been getting some much needed rest since he was brought into the Blue Pearl Hospital on Thursday, July 10.

[SLIDESHOW: Severely emaciated dog found wandering in Louisville neighborhood]

In addition to resting The Arrow Fund said Hank is tolerating food well and is now able to eat five ounces of canned food every four hours.

The organization learned about Hank after neighbors in the Clifton neighborhood found him searching for food.

When Hank first arrived at Blue Peal Hospital to receive treatment he was extremely weak and his liver values came in at 800, much higher than normal which is under 100. The Arrow Fund said the high value was likely due to malnutrition and since eating regularly his liver values have dropped to 600.

The Arrow Fund is working with Louisville Metro Police in the case. Anyone with information is asked to call the anonymous tip line at (502) 574-LMPD.

For more information about Hank and The Arrow Fund, click here.

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