AKRON, Ohio — A dog that is the victim of abuse and neglect is extremely patient and sweet despite enduring horrendous pain as he recovers, representatives from the PAWSibilities Humane Society of Greater Akron said.
The organization’s newest rescue, King, was removed from a property in Akron on which he had no food or water. He was found dehydrated and emaciated and left out in the cold weather.
The PAWSibilities Humane Society of Greater Akron said he should weigh about 55 pounds but only weighs about 40.
Part of his chain was wrapped so tightly around his neck that it became embedded and skin had grown over it.
King was also discovered to be heartworm positive.
His luck is changing now that he’s in caring and capable hands. He has had surgery to remove the chain and is being given a proper diet. Once he regains his strength, his treatment for the heartworm will begin.
Other details about King’s rescue were not released due to pending animal cruelty charges.
“Please, if you can give a donation to help this sweet dog and animals like him coming to the shelter daily, contact us. We can’t do it alone and every bit of support we receive makes such a difference to the animals we rescue!” PAWSibilities Humane Society of Greater Akron said on its Facebook page.
Anyone who would like to contribute can call (330) 487-0333 or click here.