Abused Great Dane Found Near Death
COULD YOU SURVIVE AT HALF YOUR HEALTHY BODY WEIGHT?
A healthy female Great Dane usually weighs 100 to 130 pounds.
Not Izzy. When this beautiful white Great Dane’s owner was reported to a local humane society in Ohio, the poor dog weighed just 53 pounds.
The worker who investigated the report, Lisa, soon discovered the horrible truth. Izzy had been cruelly barricaded in a filthy garage. The floor was covered in trash and dark, runny feces -- a sign of malnutrition. There were no windows or ventilation of any kind…and no food or water dishes.
Izzy herself was barely alive. As soon as Lisa opened the garage door, the emaciated dog staggered out and collapsed. Her gums were white, her eyes were sunken, and her bony body was covered in fleas and ants.
Izzy Finds a Forever Home
"Thanks to caring donors like you, American Humane was able to help cover the cost of Izzy’s extensive medical treatment. Izzy was a beneficiary of our Second Chance® Fund, which provides funding to animal shelters that rehabilitate abused and neglected pets."
Remarkably, Izzy now weighs nearly 100 pounds and is having the time of her life in her new forever home. Her devoted owners always leave food out for her to “graze” on, and even hand-feed her yogurt to aid her digestion. It will certainly be a special holiday season for Izzy and her adoptive family!
As for Izzy’s former owner, he was recently convicted of animal cruelty, sentenced to time in jail and prohibited from owning animals in the future.
Please donate today to give more abused and neglected pets like Izzy the second chance they deserve.
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