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If you are thinking about adding a dog to your family, the perfect candidate is waiting for you at Northside-Wesleyan Animal Hospital in Macon.

A few weeks ago, a Good Samaritan found a dog behind a grocery store. The dog had on an orange collar, still attached to a black leash.

Because the person who found the dog could not keep him, he has been in boarding at the animal hospital ever since. He is a staff favorite, a sweet, gentle soul they love so much they paid for his boarding and vaccinations.

But a kennel is no place for a dog to live permanently, and sadly, the decision was made that the dog must leave Friday unless an adopter or foster parent steps up to save him. Otherwise, he will go to the extremely high kill county animal control facility, where he is unlikely to live long enough to see Christmas.

Hoping to stave off a tragic ending for this pup, one staff member pledged six months' worth of Trifexis, a heartworm/flea/parasite preventive, and several local residents who want to help have pledged to pay for the dog to be neutered and to provide at least three large bags of food for him. More support for the person or family that saves this dog is available beyond the initial pledges. He is heartworm negative.

Contact the hospital if you are interested in taking this dog home and make arrangements to meet him. If you and the dog want to be together, let the staff know you want to adopt him.

The dog is not aggressive, shows a loving, friendly spirit and will undoubtedly make a wonderful companion. Call Northside-Wesleyan Animal Hospital at (478) 477-6828 to make arrangements to meet the dog.

If you would prefer to foster for an area rescue, get in touch with the group of your choice or contact Tiffany at the animal hospital so she can let area rescue groups know. All of the local rescues are full to bursting right now, so without a confirmed foster home, it's unlikely any of them can rescue this dog.

Northside-Wesleyan Animal Hospital is at 335 Charter Blvd., just off Vineville Avenue in Macon (see map). The hospital is open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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