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Dogs, Owners Invited to ‘Justice For Herbie’

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LORAIN, Ohio — Animal lovers will walk with their dogs in support of a pit bull-mix found near death on the front lawn of an abandoned home last Saturday.

The Justice For Herbie Dog Walk Event will take place on Sunday at Streator Park in Lorain.

Participants are encouraged to wear purple bandanas or ribbons to show support for Herbie and other abused animals.

The crowd will gather at 12:30 p.m. for a 1 p.m. start.

The one mile route will begin at Long Avenue and West 11th Street then head north onto Washington Avenue and end at Washington Park (also known as Veterans Park) across from Lorain City Hall at West Erie Avenue.

Dogs must be on a leash and attendees are asked to use the sidewalk and not the street.

Herbie was found on West 11th Street and reported by an unidentified caller then taken to the Lorain Animal Clinic.

Dr. Thomas Wood determined the dog weighed less than half of what he should.

Herbie has been receiving treatment and is making slow improvement.  He recently stood on his own for the first time.

Sunday’s event will also raise awareness about House Bill 108, or “Nitro’s Law,” that would inflict harsher penalties against animal abusers by making it a felony conviction.

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Click here, if you’d like to help Dr. Wood and the Lorain Animal Clinic with the costs associated with Herbie’s treatment.