Rescue puppy on the mend after Akron officer finds him abandoned

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AKRON - It has only been a few days since his rescue, but Bob is already doing better.

The dog was unresponsive when Akron Officer Warren Soulsby rescued him last weekend near Uhler Avenue and Carpenter.

He has already gained about 8 pounds since being saved and is currently living in a foster home in Akron until he is healthy.

“When he (the police officer) brought him in, he was unresponsive, in the aspect where he wouldn’t even lift his head, he was barely breathing,” foster parent, Megan Napier said. “When he first came in, he was about seven kilograms, now we’re almost eleven kilograms, so that’s almost about eight pounds, so even as bad as he looks now, it was much worse at that point.”

He is only about 6 months old and his foster parent, Megan, has named him Bob.

“He whines when he needs to go outside, which makes me think he did at one time have an owner that taught him where a door is," Megan said. "He also knows his sit commands, which obviously doesn’t come to a dog that doesn’t have any kind of training.”

Thankfully, Bob is on the road to recovery and Mercy Door Pet Rescue's director Krissi Fussner said that despite all he's been through, he's a very sweet boy.

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