What a difference several months make. When humane officers first brought Tanner to the Portage Animal Protective League, he was near death and just a shadow of a dog. The 11-year-old German Shepherd was weak and emaciated. His bones were protruding. Flea infestation caused much of his hair to fall out, and he was anemic.
In August 2012, humane officers removed Tanner from his owner after receiving a tip about a starving dog in Hiram. Tanner was rushed to a veterinarian, fed, bathed, and put on fluids and medicine for pain.
Tanner’s health continues to improve under the care of the Portage APL.
A newsnet5.com report states that Tanner's story has been kept a secret until now because animal cruelty charges were filed against his owner. Yesterday it was announced that the court released Tanner to the Portage APL last week, which means this sweet, friendly boy can now be adopted.
More information on Tanner can be found on the Portage Animal Protective League Facebook page. If you are interested in adopting Tanner, please contact the Portage APL:
Portage Animal Protective League
8122 Infirmary Road
Ravenna, Ohio 44266
Donations towards Tanner’s care can be made through the Portage APL website.
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